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World markets  |  February 20, 2013 09:31:10

A brief summary of the U.S. markets on 19.2.13 - regrowth to 5Y maxima

Tuesday's U.S. trading session was marked by further growth indices, which was made ??possible by increased activity in the segment of mergers and acquisitions continued from last week and also reports improved German investor sentiment.

Another event that corporate America today announced the merger of the two entities concerned with office supply Office Max and Office Depot for a few billion.The activity was more or less strongly underway previous operations Berkshire Hathaway philanthropist W. Buffett (through PE entity 3G Capital), when it was purchased by HJ Heinz company for $ 23 billion. This shows that U.S. firms have sufficient cash and just one of the ways of their implementation is the purchase of a promising company. Of course, another alternative may be increased dividends or share buyback. It can continue to contribute to solid sentiment in the markets.

The macro data reported include NAHB Housing Market Index for February with the number 46 points vs. expectations index 48 points and so stepped down from his six-year highs in January Conversely tr German ZEW investor sentiment index reached in February this year to nearly three-year highs, and grew for the third consecutive month to 48.2 points vs. level. 31.5 points in January and in relation to expectations at 35.0 points.

Shares managed to Internet companies Google (GGOG), which reached its historical maximum from the IPO in 2004 and 807 USD rate surpassed metu 800 USD per share.

Major U.S. stock indexes are closing and when found themselves in these states: DJIA 14,035.67 points (+0,39%), Nasdaq Composite 3,213.59 points (+0,68%) and the SP 500 1530.94 points (+0, 73%). The latter thus broader index recorded maximum 5-year olds. Index the CBOE VIX volatility dropped to $ 12.31, ie, $ -0.15, respectively. -1.20%.

On the stock market, oil is on course $ 96.72 per barrel and the price of gold is $ 1,605.40 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.3412 limit.

Yield benchmark 10Y Treasury Note in the government bond market reached a level of 2.030%.

Wednesday's session will be accompanied by economic calendar macro data in the composition according to the MBA mortgage index, after data from the housing construction of new houses numbered 910 thousand. and building permits for January with expectations of 918 thousand. The following PPI PPI for January digits with 0.3% and core form has be 0.1%. Eventually it will be the FOMC Minutes as a detailed record of the Fed FOMC meeting of 1.30 trthe U.S. central bank activity (rates, monetary policy, QE, etc.).

Trading in Asian markets was quite successful, though the Nikkei Average ended +0.84%, +0.71% is HangSeng and Shanghai Composite closed with a profit of +0.60%.

Indications U.S. futures are located in small plusses and DJIA +7.0 points, Nasdaq 100 +3,75 points and SP 500 is +0.60 points.

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