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A brief summary of the U.S. markets on February 28, 13 - the month of February the positive



Thursday's trading session looked at it for a long time to close last February's trading positively. Indexes are slowly but surely approaching towards the 2007 reached historic highs. The blue-chip index DJIA approached the border on 15 points. The final phase, however, brought a pause in this direction, and indexes ended around neutral values.

Influential factors could be seen in macro data, which took place in the composition of market opening requirements in unemployment with the result of 344 thousand. vs. expectations of 360 thousand. and ongoing requirements amounted to 3,074 million compared with the assumption of 3.15 M rather had failed GDP figure for Q4 indicating the growth of the U.S. economy, which, although not shown contraction, but growth of 0.1% vs. expectations of 0.5% was not quite good. Conversely Chicago PMI report for February brought an increase to 56.8 points from 54.0 points provided.

What has so far failed to resolve a political agreement between legislators and the president, is a matter of automatic cuts in federal spending from 1.3. tr in the budget for around 85 billion USD (called sequestration) and the possible inflow uncertainty on Wall Street and land at least in the short term. A few more weeks and the degree of volatility in the markets rise and prediction horizon solution is not known.

Major U.S. stock indexes ended February trading these conditions: DJIA 14,054.49 points (-0.15%), Nasdaq Composite 3160.19 points (-0.07%) and the SP 500 1514.68 points (-0.09% ).Monthly performance indices is again a plus when the DJIA gained 1.4% (third positive month in a row), Nasdaq Composite added +0.6% and the broader SP 500 index solidified by +1.1% (this is the fourth positive month in a row).

This time, the increase was reflected in the VIX volatility index CBOE, who scored in the closing value of $ 15.51, ie +0.78 USD, respectively. +5.30%.

On the stock market, oil is on course $ 91.77 per barrel and the price of gold is $ 1,579.30 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.3067 limit.

The first trading day in March, will be accompanied by macro data in the composition of the January personal income (exp. 2.4%), personal expenses (exp. 0.2%), personal consumption expenditure PCE (exp. 0.2%), Un. Michigan Sentiment for February with the assumption of 76.3 points, the ISM index in industry in February with eyelets. 52.4 points, PMI Manufacturing Index, construction spending and car sales in February.

Friday will bring balance HV eg company Berskhire Hathaway, Best Buy, Exelis, Magna International, Pepco Holdings.

Asian trading came in March rather mixed as Nikkei 225 ended +0.41% HangSeng is -0.58% and Shanghai Composite closed -0.26%.

Indications U.S. futures still facing slightly into negative territory and DJIA -10 points, Nasdaq 100 -1.75 points and SP 500 -3.0 points.

 

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