Ukrainian Crisis Holds All in Suspense

March 13, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets closed with a fall – the whole global community is worried about the situation in Ukraine, including financial market participants. As such, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.80 percent down to 6,632.16 points, Germany’s DAX 30 dropped 1.12 percent and stopped at 9,203.70 points while France’s CAC 40 shed 0.90 percent down to 4,310.36 points.

In Russia, there is a crash of indices – the MICEX index plunged 2.77 percent down to 1,272.43 points and the RTS index – 2.95 percent down to 1,098.69 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones fell 0.07 percent down to 16,340.08 points, the hi-tech NASDAQ grew 0.37 percent up to 4,323.33 points, and the S&P 500 BMI gained 0.03 percent stopping at 1,868.20 points.

On the global oil market, the price of April futures for the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil went down by $0.53, reaching $108.02 a barrel. The price of April futures for light WTI oil dropped by $2.04, ending up at $97.99 a barrel.

On the Forex market, EUR/USD keeps going up. Its target is 1.3970-1.4030, the level after breaking out of the triangle.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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