Trump calls Iran "embracing peace"! Crude gold instantly cools, US stocks hit a new high of A50
Trump issued a statement: After being ready to embrace the calmness of one night of peace, Trump spoke at noon Eastern time on Wednesday.
At 11:25 (Thursday at 0:45 Beijing time), Trump appeared in the spotlight and he was 25 minutes late. His opening remarks were: "We have no casualties ... U.S. military bases have suffered only minor damage."
Trump said the United States is now the world's largest oil and gas producer, "we don't need oil in the Middle East" and said "as long as I am the president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to possess nuclear weapons." The United States will not use the military. He wants to tell Iranians and Iranian leaders, "We are ready to embrace peace." Trump also said that he would increase additional sanctions on Iran, and that he would demand further NATO involvement in the Middle East.
To summarize Trump's speech, there are 6 key points:
1. It has been confirmed that no U.S. soldiers were killed in the attack;
2. Announce new economic sanctions against Iran;
3. Call on other allies to "separate" from the Iran nuclear agreement and work together to reach a new agreement with Iran;
4. The United States does not need Middle East oil;
5. Send a signal to Iran: "The United States is ready to embrace peace with all those who seek it";
6. In the end, don't forget to show muscles. The US military's missiles are large, strong, very accurate, deadly and fast, and are "ready" for all situations.
In addition, in response to the killing of Iranian commander Suleimani, Trump said, "In recent days, he (Suleimani) planned to launch a new attack on U.S. targets, but we stopped him" and described Sulai Manny is "the world's number one terrorist."
US Secretary of Defense Esper has previously stated that the United States hopes to ease tensions with Iran, but is ready to fight a war.
Overnight, gold and crude oil plummeted, US stocks hit a new high of A50, and Trump's remarks quickly lifted investor tension. Crude oil gold, which has been keeping an eye on the "trend in the Middle East situation", has started to fall sharply. The decline in international crude oil futures has expanded collectively, and both spot and futures gold have fallen from high levels.
Brent crude futures once fell more than 4%, fell below the $ 65 mark, fell to $ 64.94 / barrel, the lowest since December 16, 2019, and the largest decline in the day exceeded 4.7%.
WTI crude oil futures fell more than 5% during the day, the lowest fell to 59.33 US dollars / barrel, the lowest since December 13, 2019.
The main crude oil futures contract SC2003 in the previous session closed down 4.62% at 484.8 yuan per barrel.
Spot gold was once approaching US $ 1,553 / ounce, a new low since January 4, falling more than US $ 58 from its daily high, and the decline within the day expanded to more than 1%.
After Trump's speech, U.S. stocks started to rise sharply. The three major stock indexes rose during the session. The Dow and the Nasdaq rose as much as 1% at one time, but they fell slightly in late trading. As of the close, the Dow closed 0.55% higher, the Nasdaq closed 0.67% higher, and the S & P closed 0.49% higher. The Nasdaq and S & P closed another record high.
In addition, the FTSE China A50 index futures rose in the short-term, expanding to 1%.
Since the U.S.-Iraq confrontation, the A-share gold crude oil military industry has increased notably. Yesterday, Iran ’s attack on U.S. military bases has led to global investor tensions. All three A-share indexes have fallen sharply. 1%. Except for the gold, crude oil, military and auto sectors, other major A-share sectors closed down.
The three major concepts of gold, crude oil, and military industry have benefited from the recent US-Iran confrontation, and have gained considerable gains recently.
Securities Times · Databao statistics show that from the January 3rd when the U.S. military used drones to kill Major General Sulaymani of Iran, 13 stocks in the gold sector rose more than 10%, of which Jinzhou Cihang rose as much as 29%. Gold stocks such as Chifeng Gold , Yuancheng Gold , and Hengbang Co. rose more than 20%.
The largest increase in the oil sector was Sinoman Petroleum , which has risen 34% since January 3. Beacon Energy , Tongyuan Petroleum , and Intercontinental Oil and Gas all rose more than 10%.
The leader of the national defense military industry is the UAV concept stock Aerospace Rainbow as the leader, with a four-day increase of 33%, and Tianhe defense's increase of 27%. Other concept stocks such as aircraft carriers, military aircraft, and missiles have accumulated a lot of gains.
Event review: Iran fires dozens of missiles at U.S. military bases. On January 3, the U.S. military used drones to kill Iranian military commander Kassim Suleimani. As a retaliatory act, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards at 8 local time Early in the morning, dozens of missiles were fired at two Iraqi military bases with US forces. Iran claims that "at least 80" US soldiers died that day in a retaliatory missile strike launched by Iran.
After Iran fired a missile at a U.S. military base in Iraq, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif stated on social media that Iran has taken appropriate self-defense measures and Iran does not seek escalation or war. He also emphasized that Iran will resist any form of Infringement.
Following the attack on U.S. military bases, Iran's supreme leader Khamenei issued a national television speech, saying that Iran had hit the United States with a "slap in the face", but such a military operation was not enough. Khamenei said that the "corrupt presence" of the United States in the Middle East must be ended as soon as possible.
Iranian President Rouhani stated that ending the United States ’presence in the Middle East would be the“ final revenge ”of regional countries against the United States.“ Washington interrupted General Suleimani ’s hand. In response, Iran will interrupt the United States ’presence in the Middle East. 'leg'".
Less than hours after Iran's attack on a U.S. military base, a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people crashed near Tehran, bringing tension to a high point yesterday. According to reports, the crashed plane was a Boeing 737 passenger plane, and none of the 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board survived.
Regarding the cause of the crash, Iranian officials claimed that the accident was caused by an engine fire caused by the engine. Ukraine International Airlines held a press conference and stated that the flight crew had extensive experience and basically ruled out the possibility of an operating error that caused the aircraft to crash.
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