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A brief summary of the U.S. markets on 20.11.12 - rating of France, Bernanke, housing


Trading session started rather mild negative numbers when the European market was not affected by reducing the rating of France from Moody's Ratings of the level of "Aaa" to "Aa1", so the sentiment was rather cold.

Other progressive influences are gradually added HV Hewlett-Packard in a mixed form and depreciation in the USD 8.8 billion from the impact of previous acquisitions Autonomy Corp., the result was also reduced recommendations. Further addressed the Economic Club of NY Fed chief Bernanke, who both rave to quickly reach agreement on the settlement of a matter of fiscal cliff. Nevertheless, joined also the idea that if there were time and in sufficient size achieved mainly political koncensu, the economy could be in a recession. In addition, the Fed would probably have to be helpless, because the chairman does not believe that the central bank has adequate tools necessary to neutralize some of the contingencies budget problems. This of course was not anything positive for the markets, but you can not say that there would be some dramatic reaction.

Macro was a source of strengthening housing sector, because again indicators reached better figures. Specifically, it was the October new home construction started in October with the number 894 thousand. vs. expectations of 840 thousand. and building permits reached a level of 866 thousand. vs. assumption of 870 thousand. Firms engaged in the construction of houses and reinforce the order of 5% or more.

Other sectoral reports noted a slight loss of DJ Transportation Average, but as airlines strengthened in response to the uncertain on the possibility of achieving a ceasefire in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, and that resultujícího reduction in oil prices. In addition, fast food restaurants were really successful trading in connection with nice firm HV Krispy Creme Doughnuts (KKD).

Major U.S. stock indexes in the final closing almost indistinguishable from the previous day and reached the following conditions: DJIA 12,788.51 points (-0.06%), Nasdaq Composite 2,916.68 points (+0.02%) and the SP 500 1387.81 points (+0.07%). VIX volatility index ended at CBOE on the value of $ 15.08, ie-0.16%, Respectively. -1.05%.

On commodity markets, crude oil in the end she was by 2.9% lower at $ 86.76 and gold handed in at the end of 0.6% to $ 1723.70. The current constellation indicates almost similar numbers and oil is on course $ 86.92 per barrel and the price of gold is $ 1,723.40 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.2762 limit.

Wednesday's program macro data is quite rich, when the end of the week, no other lights will not. This is caused by Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday and Friday's shortened trading only to 1.00 am ET. So today's the items according MBA mortgage index, initial requirements unemployment, PMI Manufacturing Index Flash, the final version of the Un. Michigan Sentiment for November, leading indicators for October and oil reserves.

Trading in Asia unfolded positively and Nikkei Average ended +0.87% HangSeng +1.39% and Shanghai Composite closed +1.07%.

Indications U.S. futures, however, for the initial phase of today's trading day is a slight minus, when DJIA -16 points, -6 points Nasdaq 100 and S & P 500 -3.20 points.

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