Last Friday world financial markets closed without a common trend

January 20, 2014

Last Friday world financial markets closed without a common trend. In Europe, the British FTSE 100 gained 0.2 percent up to 6,829.30 points, the German DAX 30 grew 0.26 percent up to 9,742.96 points, and the French CAC 40 advanced 0.19 percent up to 4,327.50 points.

The Russian RTS index fell 0.10 percent down to 1,395.79 points whereas the MICEX index grew 0.42 percent up to 1,486.88 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones advanced 0.25 percent up to 16,458.56 points, the NASDAQ shed 0.50 percent getting to 4,197.58 points, and the S&P 500 fell 0.39 percent down to 1,838.70 points.

The price of March futures for the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil rose by $0.73, up to $106.48 a barrel. The price of February futures for light WTI oil went up by $0.41 reaching $94.37 a barrel.   

On the global Forex market, EUR/USD closed with a bearish candlestick pattern, falling slightly short of the daily MA. Today the pair will reach this level, and after that one has to wait for further market signals.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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