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World markets  |  October 25, 2012 09:06:54

A brief summary of the U.S. markets on 24.10.12 - indices passed the buck

Wednesday's U.S. session started in a positive direction when the indicator Chinese HSBC flash PMI de facto only showed improvement over the previous period, while others similar in the euro zone, Germany and the U.S. continued contraction in the confirmation of existing trends.

However, this initial slight rise did not last and soon the indices issued back to neutral values ??and finally concluding slightly below them. Characteristics say that the DJIA has remained above the goal of 13 thousand. points and the broader SP 500 index also yet to pledge limit 1,400 points, but the Nasdaq Composite is again below 3 thousand. Points. Pressure on unsatisfactory HV initial days of this week is quite noticeable.

The program macro data contained several important items, which were in accordance with the MBA mortgage index with the result of -12.0 points (the previous figure was -4.2%) and the mentioned flash PMI Manufacturing Index registered 51.3 points compared to the number expected 51.5 points .In addition, new home sales for September came with digits 389 thousand. vs. assumption of 385 thousand. Home price index by FHFA for August was 0.7% above (previous was 0.1%). Evening report from the Fed FOMC meeting only confirmed market expectations that nothing substantial understate. FOMC Fed said that economic activity continued moderate expansion in the previous months. Employment growth has been slow and unemployment remains elevated. Household spending has slightly improved, but growth in business fixed investment has been slow. Housing showed further signs of improvement, but from a very low level. Fed will continue the policy adopted by the MBS purchases worth 40 billion USD per month and Operation Twist will last until the end of the tr

View of the sectors shows that managed health care, finance and materials, but were weaker technology and consumer titles. In a significant increase investors can follow Facebook (FB), which improved after HV and better mobile advertising was rewarded with upgrades to "buy" from brokers BofAMerril Lynch, Citigroup, Stiefel Nicolaus. DJ Transportation Average was below average against the broader market lost 2.0%.

On commodity markets, crude oil ended with a loss of $ 0.91 to $ 85.76 and gold at the end also showed a drop of $ -7.80 to $ 1,701.60. Now look commodities so that oil is on course $ 86.23 per barrel and gold is the price of $ 1,714.20 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.3005 limit.

Major U.S. stock indexes are trading before Thursday following states: DJIA 13,077.34 points (-0.19%), Nasdaq Composite 2981.70 points (-0.29%) and the SP 500 1408.75 points (-0.31 %). VIX volatility index ended at CBOE on the value of $ 18.33, ie, $ -0.50, respectively. -2.66%.

The items include initial macro data today demands Unemployment Initial Claims with expectations of 375 thousand. (Ongoing requirements to be 3.237 million), followed by orders of durable goods Durable Orders for September with an ambitious assumption 8.0% (without transport to be 1.0%) and pending home sales for September with a number of 2.4%.

Asian trading is rather mixed and Nikkei Average ended +1.13% HangSeng is -0.07% and Shanghai Composite is -0.63%.

Primary status indication U.S. futures has yet positive trend, DJIA +24 points, Nasdaq 100 and S & P points +10,25 +3,20 500 points.


Stručné shrnutí US trhů dne 24.10.12 – indexy přešly do minusu

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