US indices finished yesterday’s trading lower. S&P 500 dropped 0.30%, Dow Jones moved 0.46% lower and Russell 2000 dropped 1.07%. Nasdaq was outperformer with 0.03% gain

Stocks traded mixed during the Asian session. Nikkei gained 0.6%, Kospi added 0.2%, S&P/ASX 200 moved 0.8% lower and indices from China dropped

DAX futures point to a higher opening of the European cash session

Fed’s Waller said that markets got ahead of themselves with pricing a 100 basis point rate hike for next FOMC meeting. Fed’s Bullard also said he opts for 75 basis point move rather than 100

Mario Draghi’s government won a confidence vote but coalition ally Five Star Movement refused to back it. As a result Mario Draghi offered his resignation to President Matarella. Resignation was rejected

Japan will bring back online 9 nuclear reactors ahead of winter to reduce dependence on energy imports

Chinese GDP dropped 2.6% QoQ in Q2 2022 (exp. -1.5% QoQ). On an annual basis growth reached 0.4% YoY (exp. 1.0% YoY). Statistics office said that Chinese economy is facing structural and cyclical issue, and is still impacted by Covid-19

Chinese retail sales increased 3.1% YoY in June (exp. 0.1% YoY) while industrial production was 3.9% YoY higher (exp. 4.0% YoY). Urban investments increased 6.1% YoY (exp. 6.0% YoY)

Cryptocurrencies trade slightly higher. Bitcoin gains 0.7% while Ethereum trades 1.5% higher. Kusama outperforms with 5% gain

Oil trades little changed this morning after a volatile session yesterday. Brent tests $100 area

Precious metals trade mixed – gold and platinum trade flat, silver drops 0.3% and palladium gains 1%

EUR and NZD are the best performing major currencies while AUD and USD lag the most. However, ranges on the FX market were quite narrow during the Asian session

WTI (OIL.WTI) plunged yesterday and reached the lowest level since mid-February. However, price started to recover in the afternoon and regained more than half of a drop. As a result, a bullish candlestick pattern surfaced near an important support zone