All Eyes on USA

October 1, 2013

Yesterday world financial markets finished with a slump of major indices again – there is still uncertainty about the US budget situation. In particular, European trading resulted in the British FTSE 100 falling 0.77 percent down to 6,462.22 points, the German DAX shedding 0.77 percent down to 8,594.40 points, and the French CAC 40 dropping 1.03 percent down to 4,143.44 points.

The Russian floor saw the MICEX index fall 0.62 percent down to 1,462.82 points and the RTS index – 0.72 percent down to 1,422.49 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones went down by 0.84 percent and made 15,129.67 points, the NASDAQ fell 0.37 percent reaching 3,218.2 points while the S&P 500 shed 0.47 percent and got to 1,677.45 points.

Yesterday the price of Brent Crude Oil lowered by $0.65, down to $107.98 a barrel. The price of WTI oil went down by $0.87, to $102 a barrel.

On the Forex market, for now EUR/USD is staying within the same range as the day before.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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