Markets Finished Trading Mixed

April 23, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets closed variedly – there was a hike in Europe and the USA, with adjustments after missed Friday trading, whereas Russian indices went down.

European floors posted the following results – the British FTSE 100 grew 0.85 percent up to 6,681.76 points, the German DAX 30 advanced 2.02 percent up to 9,600.09 points, and the French CAC 40 gained 1.18 percent making 4,484.21 points.

In Russia, the MICEX index shed 0.7 percent down to 1,335.62 points while the RTS index grew 0.77 percent up to 1,178.81 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones picked up 0.4 percent reaching 16,514.24 points, the NASDAQ advanced 0.97 percent up to 4,161.46 points, and the S&P 500 BMI grew 0.41 percent closing at 1,879.56 points.

On the global oil market, the NYMEX price of May WTI oil futures went down by $0.2 making $102.13 a barrel while the price of the June future was at $101.75 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the price of Brent oil futures for June delivery dropped by $0.68 and made $109.27 a barrel.

On Forex, EUR/USD is still holding near 1.3820.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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