Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.83 percent down to 16,374.31 points

May 22, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets closed mainly on the rise. European stock exchanges finished trading as follows – the British FTSE grew 0.28 percent up to 6,821.04 points, the German DAX 30 advanced 0.61 percent up to 9,697.87 points, and the French CAC 40 gained 0.37 percent reaching 4,469.03 points.

In Russia, the MICEX index grew 0.84 percent up to 1,437.55 points and the RTS index – 1.31 percent up to 1,315.60 points.

In the USA, on the contrary, the S&P 500 BMI fell 0.65 percent down to 1,872.83 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.83 percent down to 16,374.31 points, and the NASDAQ dropped 0.7 percent making 4,096.89 by the end of the day.

The NYMEX price quotations of June WTI oil futures rose by $1.74 a barrel making $104.07. On London’s ICE, the price of Brent oil futures for July delivery went up by $0.86 and reached $110.55 a barrel.  

On Forex, EUR/USD keeps moving towards 1.3580. Now the pair is held back by the intermediate level of 1.37. However, considering the current moods, this rate won’t stand for long.   

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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