No Common Trend Last Friday

August 19, 2013

On the last day of the previous trading week the world’s financial markets finished mixed. As such, Europe saw the British FTSE 100 grow 0.26 percent up to 6,499.99 points, the German DAX 30 – 0.19 percent up to 8,391.94 points and the French CAC 40 – 0.75 percent up to 4,123.89 points.

The Russian stock exchange had mixed index results – the MICEX fell 0.79 percent down to 1,380.31 points whereas the RTS index advanced 0.62 percent up to 1,331.56 points.

In the USA the Dow Jones index dropped 0.20 percent down to 15,081.47 points, the NASDAQ fell 0.09% and reached 3,602.78 points while the S&P 500 shed 0.33 percent and made 1,655.83 points.

On the commodity market, oil prices are going up because of the continuing unrest in Egypt. The price of September WTI oil futures rose by $0.13 and stopped at $107.46 a barrel. The price of the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil went up by $0.80, to $110.40 a barrel.

On the global Forex market, EUR/USD is still basically at the same rate after it couldn’t break through the 1.3880 resistance level. One has to wait for now.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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