In Expectation of US Jobless Data

January 10, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets finished mixed. Namely in Europe, the British FTSE 100 fell 0.45 percent down to 6,691.34 points, the German DAX 30 slumped 0.80 percent down to 9,421.61 points, and the French CAC 40 shed 0.84 percent going down to 4,225.14 points.

In Russia, the RTS index fell 0.1 percent down to 1,388.95 points whereas the MICEX index grew 0.16 percent stopping at 1,464.97 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones index dropped 0.11 percent down to 16,444.76 points, the NASDAQ fell 0.23 percent down to 4,156.19 points while the S&P 500 advanced 0.03 percent up to 1,838.13 points.

On the global oil market, the price of February futures for the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil went down by $0.76, to $106.39 a barrel. The price of February futures for light WTI oil lowered by $0.67, down to $91.66 a barrel.  

On the Forex market, EUR/USD closed on the rise within the correction range. For now the downward trend remains. Yesterday the ECB and the Bank of England kept the base interest rates at the same levels. Today US jobless figures and nonfarm payroll employment data will be published.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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