Yesterday world financial markets closed mixed. In Europe, the FTSE 100 fell 0.22 percent down to 6,810.60 points, the DAX grew 0.25 percent up to 10,737.87 points, and the CAC 40 advanced 0.44 percent up to 4,631.43 points.
On Russia’s equity market, the MICEX index shed 0.49 percent down to 1,639.65 points while the RTS index dropped 2.34 percent down to 747.45 points.
Yesterday US indices went up thanks to positive corporate date and solid jobs figures. According to reports, the number of first-time claims of unemployment benefits decreased by 43,000 and reached 265,000 whereas analysts had expected 300,000 claims. This is the lowest figure since 2000, which once again assured investors of the country’s economic recovery.
Trading resulted in the DJIA growing 1.28 percent up to 17,410.84 points, the S&P 500 BMI gaining 0.96 percent up to 2,021.29 points and the NASDAQ adding 0.98 percent and finishing the trading session at 4,683.41 points.
On the NYMEX, the price of March futures for WTI oil went up by $0.08 and made $44.53 a barrel. On London’s ICE, Brent oil futures for March rose by $0.66 and reached $49.13 a barrel.
On the Forex market, EUR/USD showed little change while continuing its correction. In the process, the euro may go up to 1.1550.
Anna Gorenkova, NordFX AnalystPublication source