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World markets  |  November 22, 2012 09:35:07

A brief summary of the U.S. markets on 21.11.12 - positive předsváteční closing

Wednesday's trading day in the U.S. was already evident precursor of today's feast of Thanksgiving Day, as traded volumes can be called downright předsvátečníni and some investors apparently considered this week for business rather discontinued.

In the first stage, the markets were unable to decide which way to go fundamentally, gradually prevailed slightly sentiment on trading in temperate plusses and he managed to get to the end. Of those positive messages can mention achieving a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (but probably temporary), while in the euro area, there is some unpleasantness from further displacement of the decision to grant Greece the next tranche of the meeting of finance ministers and the problem is postponed to Monday next week.

There was a Macro in the composition of the index with the number of mortgages +2.2% vs. previous figure +12.6%, further requirements in the initial unemployment rate fell to 410 thousand. vs. expectations of 423 thousand. (Continued totaled 3.367 million vs.. Previous figure 3.337 million) and the final indicator carries Un. Michigan Sentiment for November reached 82.7 points vs. numbers. assumption of 84.5 points (although it was the highest figure for 5 years). October leading indicators showed growth of 0.2% as expected.

As for sectors, managed to energy, materials and technologies, while utilities lagged and finance.Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) gained 0.3%, while shares of Apple after previous declines have tried to fix the support plate around 550 USD. Company Deere (DE) as the industry posted mixed HV title and proofread. DJ Transportation Average added 0.3%, although we managed to railroads and also showed higher odds and airlines.

Major U.S. stock indexes themselves from Friday's Trading introduces achieved with these states: DJIA 12,836.89 points (+0.38%), Nasdaq Composite 2,926.55 points (+0,34%) and the SP 500 1391.03 points (+ 0.23%). VIX volatility index ended at CBOE on the value of $ 15.31, ie +0.23 USD, respectively. +1.53%.

On commodity markets, crude oil and gold showed an increase in the end, when oil ended 0.7% higher at $ 87.41 a barrel, while gold added 0.3% to $ 1,723.70 per troy ounce in the December contract. Currently looking levels commodities so that oil is on course $ 87.58 per barrel and the price of gold is $ 1,728.90 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.2842 limit.

Asian trading introduced except China rather positively Nikkei Average ended +1.56%, +1.02% is HangSeng and Shanghai Composite ended -0.72%. Preliminary data in the form of the Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI index for the first time after 13 months showed growth over the 50 points, specifically in November it was 50.4 points, indicating that the expansion of the segment.

Trading in the U.S. will be re-launched on Friday, but only with the completion of shortened sessions at 1.00 pm ET. On this day, however, the pre-Christmas shopping season starts with the name of Black Friday, pending sales growth in this day of 3.1% over the projection a year ago with a number of 1.6%.On Monday of next week it will be "feast" for online purchases called Cyber ??Monday.


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