Overseas Trading: Global Stocks Mixed Ahead of Jobs Friday

Global stocks are mixed ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report

Mar 3, 2016 at 8:42 AM
facebook X logo linkedin


Stocks in Asia finished the day mostly higher, despite an overnight retreat in oil prices. Japan's Nikkei added 1.3% as weakness in the yen boosted exporters, while China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.4%, despite data indicating growth in the service sector softened last month. South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.6% after a larger-than-expected gain in annual inflation. However, Hong Kong's Hang Seng bucked the trend, dropping 0.3%.

Meanwhile, European stocks are mostly in the red at midday, as traders exercise caution ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report. London's FTSE 100 was last seen just below breakeven, after Markit's purchasing managers index (PMI) for the U.K. hit a near three-year low, while France's CAC 40 is off 0.4%, and the German DAX has shed 0.3%.

160303OS


Sign up now for Schaeffer's Market Recap to get all the day's big stock movers, must-know technical  levels, and top economic stories straight to your inbox.

 

Target Effortless Triple-Digit Gains Every Sunday Evening For Life!

This is your chance to triple your profit potential on Sunday evenings, without spending all your free time watching the market.

On Sundays, as a Weekend Plus subscriber, you’ll get up to 6 trades every Sunday, each targeting gains of 200% or more.

Start targeting gains like the ones our subscribers have seen recently, including:

213.3% GAIN on AutoNation calls
100.0% GAIN on Monster Beverage calls
100.4% GAIN on Walgreens Boots Alliance puts
100.4% GAIN on ON Semiconductor calls
257.7% GAIN on Dell calls

101.0% GAIN on Apollo Global Management calls
103.6% GAIN on JP Morgan  Chase calls
105.3% GAIN on DraftKings calls
101.3% GAIN on Airbnb calls
203.0% GAIN on Shopify calls
102.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.9% GAIN on Boeing calls
102.1% GAIN on Microsoft puts
102.3% GAIN on First Solar calls
101.5% GAIN on PulteGroup calls
101.0% GAIN on Apple calls
209.4% GAIN on NXP Semiconductors calls
100.8% GAIN on Uber Technologies calls
100.4% GAIN on Academy Sports and Outdoors puts
102.2% GAIN on Trade Desk calls
100.8% GAIN on DoorDash calls
100.0% GAIN on Camping World Holdings puts
100.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.2% GAIN on C3.ai calls
238.5% GAIN on Oracle calls

 
 
 


 
 

Rainmaker Ads CGI