No Common Direction on Markets

July 21, 2014

Last Friday the world’s financial markets closed mixed. European indices finished the day as follows: Britain’s FTSE 100 grew 0.17 percent up to 6,749.45 points, Germany’s DAX fell 0.35 percent down to 9,720.02 points whereas France’s CAC 40 advanced 0.44 percent up to 4,335.31 points.

In Russia, in light of the unstable situation in Ukraine, the MICEX index dropped 1.26 percent and made 1,422.53 points while the RTS index shed 1.75 percent down to 1,276.28 points.    

In the USA, the Dow Jones grew 0.73 percent finishing trading at 17,100.18 points, the S&P 500 gained 1.03 percent up to 1,978.22 points, and the NASDAQ advanced 1.57 percent up to 4,432.15 points.

On the NYMEX, the price of the WTI oil future for August went down by $0.06 reaching $103.19 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the price of the Brent oil future for September delivery got lower by $0.65 and made $107.24 a barrel.

On the Forex market, EUR/USD reached 1.35 and is now trading near this rate.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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