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SGX Nifty Trades 279 Points Lower; Indicates Gap-Down Opening for Indian Stock Markets
Fri, 26 Feb SGX Nifty | Yash Vora, TM Team

The SGX Nifty opened on a negative note today.

At 8:10 am, it was trading down by 279 points, or 1.9% lower at 14,900 levels.

Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a gap-down opening for Indian stock markets.

Asian stock markets opened sharply lower today after Wall Street's main indexes tumbled, with technology-related stocks under pressure following a steep rise in benchmark US Treasury yields.

The Nikkei is trading down by 2.6% while the Hang Seng is down 2.2%.

In US stock markets, Wall Street indices came under pressure as a rapid rise in Treasury yields spooked equity investors.

US treasury yields rose to fresh one-year highs. The yield on the 10-year US treasury note broke above 1.45% for the first time since February 2020 on Thursday, adding to recent advances.

All three major indexes fell, and the Nasdaq underperformed with a drop of 3.5% for its worst session since October as tech stocks renewed their declines.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended lower by 1.8%, after the index reached a record closing high a day earlier as cyclical and value stocks maintained their leadership positions.

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US stock futures are trading flat today amid news that the Biden administration had launched airstrikes in Syria, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups.

Dow Futures are trading up by 15 points while Nasdaq futures are down 0.3%.

Crude oil prices held near 13-month highs, with profit-taking limited by assurance that US interest rates will stay low and a sharp drop in US crude output last week due to the winter storm in Texas.

Here are the key events due later today:

  • US - Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count
  • India - GDP Q3 & Infrastructure Output
  • India - Fiscal Deficit, Bank Deposits and Loan Growth & Forex Reserves

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To know the top cues in today's stock market session, check out the pre-open commentary here.

Stay tuned for more updates on Indian stock markets in the upcoming commentary.

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