World shares stretch positive start to 2022



* Europe STOXX 600 up 0.6%

* Travel and leisure stocks star

* Dollar rises to highest vs yen in four years

* Investors embrace signs economic damage from Omicron is slight

By Tom Wilson and Kane Wu

LONDON/HONG KONG, Jan 4 (Reuters) - World shares extended on Tuesday their positive start to 2022 with markets from Europe to Asia shrugging off worries the Omicron coronavirus variant could choke the global economic recovery, while the dollar rose after U.S. bond yields jumped.

The Euro STOXX 600 .STOXX gained as much as 0.6% in early trading, pushing beyond its all-time high of 489.99 points scaled a day earlier. Indexes in Germany .GDAXI , France .FCHI and Italy .FTMIB all rose about 0.3%.

Travel and leisure stocks .SXTP jumped 2.7%, with Ryanair RYA.I adding 8% and British Airways-owner IAG ICAG.L gaining over 9%, reflecting expectations Omicron's impact on the industry would be less severe than initially feared.

"The chief reason behind the return of investor confidence is Omicron," said Jeffrey Halley, an analyst at Oanda.

"Yes, the virus variant is much more contagious, but it is not leading to a proportionally larger number of hospital admissions... (so) it won't stop the global economic recovery."

Wall Street was also set for gains after closing a day earlier at record highs, with e-mini futures for the S&P 500 index ESc1 0.2% higher.

The U.S. dollar rose to its highest since 2017 against the Japanese yen after U.S. Treasury yields jumped on Monday as traders bet on an early Federal Reserve interest rate hike to tame fast-rising inflation.

Euro zone bond yields held steady near their highest levels in around two months.

In a sign that economies may weather the spread of Omicron, factory activity in Asia grew in December, suggesting the direct hit from the variant on output appeared subdued.

Asian stocks were on the front foot following Wall Street's record highs on its first trading day of 2022, with MSCI's gauge of Asia Pacific stocks outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS notching up gains of 0.5%.

Analysts said the gains for stocks reflected in part optimism over prospects for the U.S. economy. "We are firmly of the view the U.S. is seeing boom conditions and a very tight labour market which will boost household incomes," said John Milroy, an Ord Minnett advisor in Sydney.

Major Wall Street indexes closed at record highs on Monday, with Apple Inc AAPL.O becoming the first company to reach a $3 trillion market value.

The S&P index .SPX surged nearly 28% last year, driving MSCI's 50-country index of world stocks .MIWD00000PUS to its third consecutive year of double-digit gains.

The index was up 0.3% on the day.

LEAPING YIELDS

Benchmark U.S. 10-year yields US10YT=RR leapt 12.5 basis points on Monday to touch 1.6420% for the first time since Nov. 24, as investors bet on a series of interest rate raises this year to combat rising inflation.

Money markets have fully priced in a first U.S. rate increase by May, and two more by the end of 2022. FEDWATCH

That pushed the dollar to as high as 115.82 yen JPY=EBS for the first time in four years.

The dollar index =USD , which measures its performance against the yen and five other major currencies, held close to the one-week high of 96.328 reached a day earlier.

Commodity markets also were back in the swing of things after their nearly two-year resurgence to close out 2021, though oil gave up most of its earlier gains.

Brent crude LCOc1 futures were up 0.1% at $79.05 a barrel at 0810 GMT, as investors embraced expectations that major oil producers will confirm a plan to add supply.



GRAPHIC-Global FX performance Link
GRAPHIC-Global asset performance Link
GRAPHIC-World stocks have seen $10 trillion surge in value in
2021 Link



Reporting by Tom Wilson in London and Kane Wu in Hong Kong;
Editing by Sam Holmes, Shri Navaratnam and Tomasz Janowski

免責聲明: XM Group提供線上交易平台的登入和執行服務,允許個人查看和/或使用網站所提供的內容,但不進行任何更改或擴展其服務和訪問權限,並受以下條款與條例約束:(i)條款與條例;(ii)風險提示;(iii)完全免責聲明。網站內部所提供的所有資訊,僅限於一般資訊用途。請注意,我們所有的線上交易平台內容並不構成,也不被視為進入金融市場交易的邀約或邀請 。金融市場交易會對您的投資帶來重大風險。

所有缐上交易平台所發佈的資料,僅適用於教育/資訊類用途,不包含也不應被視爲適用於金融、投資稅或交易相關諮詢和建議,或是交易價格紀錄,或是任何金融商品或非應邀途徑的金融相關優惠的交易邀約或邀請。

本網站的所有XM和第三方所提供的内容,包括意見、新聞、研究、分析、價格其他資訊和第三方網站鏈接,皆爲‘按原狀’,並作爲一般市場評論所提供,而非投資建議。請理解和接受,所有被歸類為投資研究範圍的相關内容,並非爲了促進投資研究獨立性,而根據法律要求所編寫,而是被視爲符合營銷傳播相關法律與法規所編寫的内容。請確保您已詳讀並完全理解我們的非獨立投資研究提示和風險提示資訊,相關詳情請點擊 這裡查看。

我們運用 cookies 提供您最佳之網頁使用經驗。更改您的cookie 設定跟詳情。

風險提示:您的資金存在風險。槓桿商品並不適合所有客戶。請詳細閱讀我們的風險聲明