Market Insights: May 7th, 2024


The Shanghai index opened 0.03% lower, the Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.01% lower, while the ChiNext Index rose by 0.08% at the open; the People's Bank of China has conducted a 20 billion yuan reverse repo operation through an interest rate bid.

Energy Market Dynamics:

  • Saudi Aramco announced an increase in the price of Arabian Light crude oil sold to Asian customers for the third consecutive month, along with adjustments in the prices of other light and heavy crude oils.
  • Crude oil prices have recovered from a seven-week low, with U.S. oil prices ending five consecutive declines, but volatility remains.

Financial Market Trends:

  • In the Chinese market, A-shares started post-holiday trading with gains, and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index closed higher, but the rally in Chinese concept stocks listed in the U.S. stopped after three consecutive days of gains.
  • U.S. stocks performed well, with the three major indices closing near their daily highs. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices rose for three consecutive days, each gaining more than 1%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose for four days.
  • The Shanghai Composite opened 0.03% lower, the Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.01% lower, and the ChiNext Index opened 0.08% higher. The indexes of sectors such as synthetic biology, refrigerants, and AI corpora led the gains, while elevator, smart parking, and asphalt sectors led the declines.

People's Bank of China Maintains Liquidity:

  • The People's Bank of China conducted a 20 billion yuan reverse repo operation through interest rate bidding on May 7, 2024, with a winning interest rate of 1.8%. This move aimed to maintain liquidity in the banking system and ensure it is reasonably ample. On the same day, 440 billion yuan of 7-day reverse repos expired, resulting in a net withdrawal of 438 billion yuan.

Geopolitical Impact:

  • Middle East situation: Hamas has accepted a ceasefire proposal, but Israel has not yet agreed and has requested Palestinian civilians to evacuate the last stronghold. Additionally, Saudi Arabia has increased the price of crude oil shipped to Europe and Asia.

Technology and Bioscience:

  • The "synthetic biology" concept has been hot lately, with related listed companies issuing announcements to clarify the impacts on their stock prices.

Commodity Market Dynamics:

  • Copper prices continue to show strength, with SHFE nickel prices rising. Overnight copper prices remained strong, continuing to hover at high levels. Overnight, SHFE nickel increased by 1.32%. In terms of inventory, domestic SHFE warehouse receipts increased by 54 tons to 19,615 tons.


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