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World markets  |  February 15, 2013 09:11:42

A brief summary of the U.S. markets on 14.2.13 - neutral trading in narrow range

Thursday's session clearly illustrated the current situation on the market, which is characterized by a tight trading in a relatively narrow range of values. This is due to lower activity of investors in relation to existing concerns about a possible correction, there is talk of order 5-7%. Of course, this scenario would clear the air a bit and portfolios would eventually proved true friends ...

In yesterday's trading, however, met two factors, which were both macro data from the labor market indicators in the euro area and the (un) GDP growth in Q4 Gross domestic product in the euro area reported a Q4 a decrease of -0.6% compared to the previous quarter according to Eurostat data. If you look at the numbers year on year, we come to the number -0.9%. Expectations sounded at quarterly level on the contraction of -0.4% and -0.7% yoy.

The U.S. macro data was successful initial entry requirements Initial Unemployment Claims, which fell by 27 thousand. the level of 341 thousand. vs. expectations of 365 thousand. Ongoing requirements totaled 3.11 million compared to 3.20 million provided

In a recovery session was a new activity in the segment of mergers and acquisitions, where W. Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) bought over USD 28 billion (including debt) in cooperation with 3G Capital food company HJ Heinz (HNZ ). The second is the merger of shares of airlines American Airlines and U.S. Airways for 11 billion and the creation of the world's largest passenger carrier.

For historical statistics show that exchanges are not just for Valentine Day "mood" to growth, though, since 1928, the SP 500 index himself only 39% plus.

Major U.S. stock indexes in the second half of the trading day rather oscillated around neutral values ??and resulted as follows: DJIA 13,973.39 points (-0.07%), Nasdaq Composite 3,198.66 points (+0.06%) and the SP 500 1521, 38 points (+0.07%). In the case of SP 500 index is the highest closing since 31 October 2007 and the Nasdaq Composite index was the highest since the end of November 9, 2000. VIX volatility index ended at CBOE on the value of $ 12.66, ie, $ -0.32, respectively. -2.47%.

On the stock market, oil is on course $ 97.19 per barrel and the price of gold is $ 16,340.10 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.3368 limit.

In today's finals week, according to the economic calendar will be available macro data in the composition of industrial activity in the region NY (Empire Manufactiring Index) for February with the expectation of 0 points, report on long-term capital inflows for December, industrial production in January with the number 0.2%, the use of capacity waiting to 78.9% and Un.Michigan Sentiment for February with the assumption of 73.5 points.

Benchmark government bond yield 10Y Treasury Note is located at 1986 niveau% and 30Y Bond Auction provides the realization proceeds   3.148%.

Asian trading seems that Nikkei Average ended -1.18% +0.08% is HangSeng and China will begin trading next week. Unlike Asia, by contrast, will be closed on Monday, U.S. market because of President's Day holiday.

Indications U.S. futures recorded slight minuses when DJIA -16 points, Nasdaq Composite -0.75 points and the SP 500 -2.10 points.


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