No Good News from ECB

December 5, 2014

On Thursday, world financial markets finished trading with a slump in major stock indices. In Europe, the British FTSE 100 fell 0.55 percent down to 6,679.37 points, the German DAX 30 dropped 1.21 percent down to 9,851.35 points, and the French CAC 40 slumped 1.55 percent closing at 4,323.89 points. Investors were disappointed with ECB President Mario Draghi’s speech. He assured that the ECB was ready to undertake additional economic stimulus measures if needed but he didn’t clarify what those measures might be.

Russia’s equity also went down – the MICEX index fell 1.54 percent down to 1,582.08 points, and the RTS index plunged 3.16 percent altogether, reaching 918.65 points.

In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.07 percent down to 17,900.10 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.12 percent down to 2,071.92 points, and the NASDAQ Composite dropped 0.11 percent finishing the trading session at 4,769.44 points.

On the global commodity market, oil prices went down some more. In New York, the price of WTI oil futures for January delivery dropped by $0.57 down to $66.81 a barrel. The price of Brent oil futures for January fell by $0.28 and closed at $69.64 a barrel. Yesterday Saudi Arabia announced discounts for Asian and American consumers in January. 

On the Forex market, EUR/USD finished trading below 1.24 yesterday. The forecast for a downward movement holds so far. 

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

Publication source
NordFX information  NordFX reviews

October 21, 2016
Gold prices drop in Asia amid stronger greenback
On Friday, gold dropped during Asia trade amid a strengthening greenback as well as surging chances of a rate hike weighing on the hedge commodity...
October 21, 2016
ECB holds the rate unchanged with the pressure on Draghi
After a brief upturn seen in the late Asian trading, the currency retreats to the Wednesday close showing a tepid response to the ECB policy update. The New York FED leader William Dudley comments offered a support to the Dollar rally although the focus remained on the US inflation...
October 21, 2016
EURGBP Tests Major Support
This morning we saw the release of German PPI YoY and MoM figures for September. The former fell to -1.4%, compared to expectations of -1.2%. The latter was -0.2%, in line with expectations...

Tickmill Rating
OctaFX Rating
Grand Capital Rating
Fort Financial Services Rating
FBS Rating
Orbex Rating

24option Rating
EZTrader Rating
Beeoptions Rating
Porter Finance Rating
Banc De Binary Rating
IQ Option Rating