JCI Might Move Sideways Today
US stocks closed mixed on Monday (7/24); Dow Jones +0.52%, S&P 500 +0.40%, and Nasdaq +0.40%. Despite a robust earnings season that has bolstered the market, Wall Street remains cautious as it anticipates the Federal Reserve's policy decision on Wednesday. According to Fed fund futures data, there is a 98% likelihood of a quarter-point hike. The UST 10Y yield rose +0.99% (+0.099 bps) to 3.875%, and the USD index moved up +0.27% to 101,35.
Commodity market closed higher on Monday (7/24); WTI oil +2.3% to USD 78.85/bbl, Brent +0.9% to USD 82/bbl, coal +0.08% to USD 141.75/ton, nickel +3.03% to USD 21,460, CPO +3.1% to MYR 4,168, and gold -0.5% to USD 1,995/toz.
Asian stocks closed mostly higher on Monday (7/24); Kospi +0.7%, Nikkei +1.2%, Hang Seng -2.1%, and Shanghai -0.1%. JCI ended the session at 6,899.4 (+0.27%), with foreign investors recording an overall net buy of IDR 92.2 billion; IDR 171.4 billion net buy in the regular market, and IDR -79.2 billion net sell in the negotiated market. The largest foreign inflow in the regular market was recorded by TLKM (IDR 83.1 billion), followed by BBRI (IDR 44.7 billion), and ACES (IDR 42.5 billion). The largest foreign outflow in the regular market was recorded by ADRO (IDR 87.2 billion), followed by BBCA (IDR 54.1 billion), and MAPA (IDR 29.3 billion). The top leading movers were BYAN, TLKM, ASII, while the top lagging movers are BMRI, GOTO, and BBCA.
Nikkei fell -0.08% this morning, while KOSPI rose +0.17%. We expect the JCI to move sideways today, given rather mixed sentiments from global and regional markets.