Yesterday world financial markets closed mainly on the rise due to Fed Chief Janet Yellen voicing support for continuing with the quantitative easing program.
Europe made an exception, though, – Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.26 percent down to 6,598.37 points, Germany’s DAX dropped 0.33 percent down to 9,555.91 points, and France’s CAC 40 shed 0.45 percent down to 4,391.50 points.
In Russia, the MICEX index grew 1.9 percent up to 1,369.29 points and the RTS index – 3.4 percent getting up to 1,226.10 points.
In the USA, the Dow Jones advanced 0.82 percent up to 16,457.66 points, the S&P gained 0.79 percent reaching 1,872.34 points while the NASDAQ picked up 1.04 percent making 4,198.99 points.
The price of May futures for the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil went down by $0.31, to $107.76 a barrel. The price of May futures for light WTI oil lowered by $0.09, down to $101.58 a barrel.
Yesterday on the Forex market, EUR/USD closed on a slight rise. For the time being, the pair is within the range of 1.3730-1.3820. Its further direction is unclear at this point.
Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst