ROME-Palatine Financial reports that as Asian stocks rebounded, with the area benchmark rising from the lowest level in almost a month, investors confidence is growing right alongside the rise.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose again for the second day to 112.77 by 2:10 in Tokyo, as the S&P 500 took a break for the U.S. holiday.
“After last week’s 3.4 percent loss, the most since the period ended in late May, the recent rise has given investors the confidence needed to start to stand behind the [Asian] Index, which will in turn continue the current trend” said Palatine Financials Asian-focused analyst Steve Carter.
The Shanghai Composite Index also so a decent gain, rising nearly 2 percent as the pricing of Agricultural Bank of China Ltd.; regarded by some as the world’s largest IPO, made its initial public offering.
“Valuations have become attractive and bargain hunting is pushing the market higher,” said Steve Carter, an analyst at Palatine Financial focused on Asian market movements. “I think this is durable. As we get more clarity on the markets we will get a double dip in the economy, markets are likely to remain volatile.”
In other areas, treasuries rose, pushing yields toward the lowest levels this year. Ten-year yields, a benchmark for mortgage rates and company borrowing costs, fell 4 basis points to 2.94 percent in Tokyo, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The 3.5 percent security due in May 2020 rose 10/32, or $3.13 per $1,000 face amount, to 104 3/4. The yield declined to 2.8793 percent on July 1, the least since April 2009.
“All the movement in the Asian markets have investors in these arenas excited at the prospects of capitalizing from the gains by going short now, rather than later when these areas see even more gains and rise to many analysts expected prices.” said Carter.
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