[Tokyo 14th Reuters]–On the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the morning of the 14th, the Nikkei average fell sharply to 27,945.70 yen, down 543.43 yen from the previous business day. The market was weighed down by the accelerating normalization of US monetary policy, the sense of caution about the re-expansion of the new coronavirus infection, and the appreciation of the yen.
The Nikkei average started at a depreciation of over 200 yen in a way that disliked the depreciation of US stocks the day before, and has gradually widened since then. Even if it fell below the psychological milestone of 28,000 yen, it did not stop falling and temporarily fell to the upper 27,800 yen level.
High PER (Price Earnings Ratio) stocks such as Keyence and Recruit Holdings have been affected by the trend of growth stocks being sold in the U.S. market due to the fear of the US Federal Reserve (FRB) accelerating the normalization of monetary policy. The lowering was noticeable. Semiconductor-related products such as Tokyo Electron and electronic components such as Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. were also generally weak.
Regarding the early normalization of US monetary policy, the market said, “Bonds and foreign exchange have been factored in since the latter half of last year, but it seems that they have not yet been factored in in the stock market,” said Mito Securities Chief Fund Manager Ichi Sakai. I was asked how to look at it. Mothers overall fell 4.19%.
The dollar / yen pair fell in the upper 113 yen range, and automobile stocks remained weak. Toyota Motor temporarily hit a new high since its listing, but then turned negative. While the re-expansion of the new corona infection in Japan is wary, the reopening (economic resumption) -related items such as eating out, department stores, and travel were also conspicuously negative.
On the other hand, FAST RETAILING, which announced its financial results the day before, has rebounded significantly. Seven & i Holdings was also bought.
TOPIX closed the morning trading at 2.02% lower. The trading value of the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange was 1,818,418 million yen. Among the 33 industries on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 30 industries have fallen. The service industry, machinery, real estate industry, electrical equipment, etc. lined up at the top of the price drop rate. The three industries that rose were fisheries / agriculture and forestry, air transportation, and retail.
The number of rises and falls in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange was 201 stocks (9%) for price increases, 1930 stocks (88%) for price declines, and 52 stocks (2%) for unchanged prices.