Markets  |  March 13, 2013 13:04:15

Then and now SP500 ended winning series, DJ therein continues

SP500 stock index yesterday ended a series of seven increments, when dropped by 0.24%. The decline pushed the technology sector mainly through Apple shares (-2.16%). Tie fell then what your market realized that about one-off high dividends do not give too much sense. Moreover, even further reductions in the price target for shares of the company as well as reports that Apple is losing market share of its tablet, California-nepriali company.

Who prime U.S. index ended their series of increments, the oldest in the world stock index Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to grow.Recorded their eighth in a row and increment in the longest series GROWTH in the last two years. Increment 0.02% is the minimum, but nevertheless means that the benchmark is the new historical maximách.

Then and now

Last levels that had to be overcome index, were the tops of October 2007, which has been successfully last week. Zero Hedge financial portal, therefore, compared the situation of the U.S. economy and the financial markets, then and now:

Dow Jones Index: Then 14164.5, 14450 Now
The average price of a gallon of gasoline: $ 2.75 Moment, Now $ 3.73
GDP growth: At that time, 2.5%; Now 1.6%
Number of unemployed: Moment 6.7 million, now 13.2 million
Number of Americans dostávajúcich food stamps: Moment 26.9 million; Now 47.69 million
Fed's Balance Sheet:Then 0.89 trillion. USD; Now 3.01 trillion. USD
The total federal debt is: Then 9.008 trillion. USD; Now 16.43 billion
Household Debt: Moment 13.05 trillion. USD, now 12.87 trillion. USD
Consumer trust: Moment 99.5, now 69.6
U.S. credit rating from S & P: Moment AAA AA + Now
Volatility index VIX: Moment 17.5; Now 12.27
The yield on 10-year U.S. dlhopisoch: Moment 4.64%, 2.00% Now
USDJPY rate: Moment 117; Now 95
Course EURUSD: 1.4145 Then, Now 1.3005
Price of Gold: Moment 748 USD per troy uncu; You 1595 USD for uncu.
The volume of shares on the NYSE: Moment 1.3 billion shares a day, now 545 million shares

Divergence Wall Street / Main Street continues

If we see the statistics, it is clear that the U.S. economy is doing worse now than before. How it is possible that the korporáciám to thrive? The answer to the question is to control labor costs, reducing employee statuses, offshoring, and increasing production work. Also, expansion in foreign markets helps companies achieve record profits.

Shares with buyback rekordnými

Together with gains also grow cash they have accumulated corporations. Tú is currently trying to return to shareholders through dividends or through increasing the communication of plans share buy-back. In February, U.S. corporations have announced plans to re-purchase shares in a volume of 117.8 billion USD, which is the most in history. The previous maximum has kept december 2007 when buyouts reached 89 billion USD. In addition to business and profit shares also supported rearview share repurchases and the relative attractiveness of stocks compared to bonds.

View on today

Today we await data from the U.S. Retail Earnings for February. Consensus expects another strong result, what should the U.S. wish to shares in growth. While the outlook on the stock market The growth and new historical highs, we would soon be able to also see the SP500 index.

Author: John Benaki | TRIM Broker, as | Trading on exchanges TRIM Broker

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