Markets  |  October 31, 2012 13:37:18

Derivative Exchange are prepared to bad weather

Two-day break in Action

U.S. stock market yesterday was again closed. Two-day shutdown due to Hurricane Sandy was the longest break in the weather-induced trading since 1888, when blizzard buried New York under the snow. The one and half day trade was completed due rovnakému therefore also in February 1978th The longest pause for another reason was over seven days in 1933, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared a bank holiday. The four day trading was suspended even after the terrorist attacks of 11 September.

Derivative Exchange are prepared to bad weather

Interestingly, due to a few hundreds of traders and employees of the Exchange was parked on Manhattan's largest stock market in the world. One of the employees of the Exchange CME, which is located in the Windy City, I mean Chicago, margo closure of the stock exchange said that the market had been in history many times to endure far worse, the weather, no trading has never been stopped because of him. Building Exchange Chicago Board of Trade was flooded in April 1992 due to the disturbance of the bottom of the Chicago River, which subsequently flooded up to 90 km tunnel. This was the totally unexpected event, which stopped trading months, but because of the best action has been taken, under which should have been possible trade between various parties even when, if something goes wrong with the stock exchange building. The process of decentralization of activities taking place naturally also on the stock market.Or as BATS Exchange Philadelphia Stock Exchange as well as electronic trading on the NYSE Arca could operate without major problems. So let us hope that they will be adopted to help the trade because of the hurricane, which is expected to put forward a few days, they did not stop.

European earnings season a positive one

Today is finally expected to start trading. On the stock traders await korporátnych many administrations as well as the results that certainly significantly increase the activity on the stock market. For example, yesterday, with the volume of stocks in the index Eurostoxx 50 was up to 50% lower compared with the average for the shops last 30 days. Despite the decline in the liquidity of shares zaknihovali decent profits. Better results help banks UBS, Deutsche Bank and Erste Group as well as other companies such as Eni or BP.

During today we see a further stock market gains. The growth expectations of the pending enlargement of obtaining compliance with the conditions for Greece and the Greek budget approval, as well as the optimism of today's opening of stock trading as well as perform better European corporations as Air France-KLM or Deutsche Lufthansa.

View on today

Equity markets in the U.S. today would be opened in profits, but the question is mainly the ability of breaking the SP500 index level of 1420 points. If the index fails, we could see a decline toward the level of 1410 points with a view to 1400 points. The macroeconomic calendar is empty today, no trace will be the main technology sector, since the company IBM announced a share repurchase and reverse mal Facebook Expiration ban on sale of shares (lock-up expiration), thus the market received more than 200 million shares.

Elections also will affect markets

While traders are awaiting today's open, remember also to impending elections. Barclays Bank are tried in the survey of its clients determine how the behavior of stocks and the financial markets expect given the outcome of the presidential election. Of 354 respondents, who in total managed assets in a volume of up to 10 trillion assets indicated that they expect a modest to strong growth shares in the event Romney's victory, while Obama's re-election would not have an impact on the shares respectively. could cause a drop in shares. The debenture market expect a sell-out in case of continuance electing Romney and Obama in the White House should bring dlhopisom growth.Lastly, the FX market expect a weakening of the dollar in the event of Obama's victory, while the change in the White House will mean a stronger dollar.

Author: John Benaki | TRIM Broker, as | Trading on exchanges TRIM Broker

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