Wall Street slides on trade war worries

Tuesday’s relief rally proved to be fleeting, with US indices resuming their recent slide yesterday with no deal in sight in the US-China trade negotiations. Oil prices fell as inventories increased.

IUS30USD Daily Chart

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The US30 index fell yesterday amid reports that the US was considering blacklisting more Chinese companies

The index is sandwiched between 55-day moving average resistance at 26,012 and 100-day moving average support at 25,539

US new home sales are expected to fall 2.8% m/m in April, according to the latest poll of economists. There’s a slew of Fed speakers at 1700GMT including Kaplan, Daly, Bostic and Barkin.

DE30EUR Daily Chart

The Germany30 index edged lower yesterday but closed off the intraday lows

The 55-day moving average at 11,916 continues to support prices, as it has done on a closing basis since February 8

The Markit manufacturing PMI reading for May is expected to improve slightly to 44.8 from 44.4, but still in contraction territory. The IFO expectations index is seen edging lower to 95.0 from 95.2.

WTICOUSD Daily Chart

WTI prices fell the most in three weeks yesterday after weekly stockpiles data showed another increase

Prices fell to the lowest in a week, closing below the 55-day moving average at $61.45 for the first time since January 17. The 200-day moving average is at $60.22

EIA weekly crude oil stockpiles data showed an increase of 4.74 million barrels in the week to May 17, well above analysts’ forecasts of a drawdown of 600,000 barrels.

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