Friday Trading Ended Mixed

March 3, 2014

Last Friday world financial markets closed mixed. European stock indices finished the day with the following rates – Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 0.01 percent down to 6,809.70 points, Germany’s DAX 30 grew 1.08 percent up to 9,692.08 points, and France’s CAC 40 advanced 0.27 percent up to 4,408.08 points.

The Russian MICEX index fell 0.28 percent down to 1,444.71 points whereas the RTS index grew 0.50 percent up to 1,267.27 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones picked up 0.3 percent stopping at 16,321.71 points, the hi-tech NASDAQ dropped 0.25 percent down to 4,308.12 points while the S&P 500 BMI advanced 0.28 percent up to 1,859.45 points.

On the global oil market, the price of April futures for the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil went up by $0.11, reaching $109.07 a barrel. The price of April futures for light WTI oil rose by $0.19, up to $102.59 a barrel.  

On Friday, EUR/USD went up to the earlier mentioned level of 1.3820. The pair has all the chances to keep going up.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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