A brief summary of U.S. markets on April 17, 13 - second indexes significantly lost
Wednesday's trading session confirmed the current unsettled nature of the markets, which are now moving in a sort of spiral resembling a bobsled ride, as from Monday markets for the third time quite significantly changed direction. And yesterday unfortunately went briefly interrupted Monday's sale Tuesday intermission.
The main indicator (if we ignore the index mortgages) were oil and also the Fed Beige Book, which my result but could not make much ubrzdit more selling pressure on the indices, especially in the technology sector after a rather disturbing information about the company Apple, which is below the level of exchange-rate 400 USD. So the book has confirmed a moderate growth rate of the U.S. economy, if there was a turnaround in the housing and the continued recovery in the sector cars. Against this, there were weakening resulting from government budget cuts, tax cuts expire on income and winter weather.
The season HV dropped some big companies belonging to the leaders and they can be assigned as Bank of America (BAC) with lower profits and burdens of mortgage activity, as well as Intel disappointed and also Apple, which collided under the exchange rate to USD 400 views lukewarm suppliers. For example, the server DigiTimes reported that the supply of iPad mini could fall by up to 30% in Q2
Major U.S. stock indexes fell to the following states: DJIA 14,618.59 points (-0.94%) Nasdaq Composite 3204.67 points (-1.84%) and SP 500 1552.01 points (-1.43%) . It was obviously an opportunity for surge volatility index VIX CBOE at the level of $ 16.51, ie +2.55 USD, respectively. +18.27%.
On commodity markets as a result of government data on the growth of oil production and reduced demand for gasoline for the second week in a row got oil below 87 USD, and that even now remains on course $ 86.56 per barrel and gold is the price 1373.80 USD per troy ounce. The forex cross rates are EUR / USD at 1.3037 limit.
Thursday's trading has macrodata in the composition of the level of unemployment expectations of 355 thousand. (Ongoing requirements to be 3,068 million), followed by Philadelphia Fed report for April with the number of points and 2.50 Leading Indicators (leading indicators) with the assumption of zero% change. Then come gas reserves, will perform representatives Fed Kocherlakota and S. Raskin. Information is completed by Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index and the announcement of vícerých Treasury auctions of government securities.
Indications U.S. futures on the contrary, is pushing the introduction to the pros and DJIA +14.0 points, the Nasdaq 100 +4,50 points and the S & P 500 +1.40 points.
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