Markets Closed Mixed Before Holidays

December 25, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets closed mixed. European markets had a shorter trading session before the holidays and posted the following results – the British FTSE 100 grew 0.18 percent up to 6,609.93 points while the French CAC 40 fell 0.44 percent down to 4,295.85 points. There was no trading in Germany.

On the Russian equity market, the MICEX index gained 0.24 percent going up to 1,401.50 points, and the RTS index advanced 2.51 percent finishing the trading session at 814.97 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.03 percent getting to 18,030.21 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 shed 0.01 percent down to 2,081.88 points whereas the NASDAQ Composite grew 0.17 percent up to 4,773.47 points.

The NYMEX price of WTI oil futures for February went down by $1.28 and closed at $55.84 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the Brent oil future dropped $1.45 and finished trading at $60.24 a barrel.

On the Forex market, the dollar continues to go up. In case of its further rise, EUR/USD will get to 1.2060. 

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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