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World markets  |  March 21, 2013 09:37:47

A brief summary of the U.S. markets on March 20, 13 - security on behalf of the Fed

Wednesday's trading again achieved positive progress when the result of a two-day meeting of the U.S. central bank and its FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) FED confirmed continue to support the U.S. economy towards its successful recovery and directions for adequate growth.

Fed chief Bernanke's words according to BP will continue to maintain a policy of buying assets in bonds (Treasury bonds and MBS) and niveau keep interest rates at record lows, currently 0% - 0.25%.FED also projecting a return to moderate economic growth after a pause in the second half of last year. At the same time the central bank still predicts the unemployment rate to 6.5% by 2015. Bernanke also said that currently sees no reason for any correction quoted markets and growing optimism about the state economy. Overall conclusions FED FOMC meeting characterized by the support and confidence of markets is clearly FED.

Key factors to enter the equity markets in the second Q. are currently probably information regarding the extent and timing of quantitative easing, QE3 in the monthly volume of 85 billion USD (purchase of assets respectively.bonds) and also launch new economic balance of the season for HV of Q1 already on 8.4 tr Report group Alcoa.

Major U.S. stock indices ended the week in the middle of a session as follows: DJIA 14,511.73 points (+0,39%), Nasdaq Composite 3,254.19 points (+0,78%) and the SP 500 1558.71 points (+0,67%) . The blue-chip index DJIA and scored a new intra-day peak at 14,546.82 points and the broader SP 500 index again approached close at record high in October 2007, this time the difference was only 6.44 points. Moreover, this index halted his three-day hesitation the buck, which was the first time this year.

The descent again approached VIX volatility index on CBOE, which ended at $ 12.67, ie, $ -1.72, respectively. -11.95%.

On commodity markets, crude oil recorded an increase, which is on course $ 93.24 per barrel (about +1 USD) and the price of gold is $ 1,607.60 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD at 1.2931 limit. Benchmark bond yield title 10Y Treasury Note is 1.956%.

The čtvrtečnímu business day obviously usually include total content macrodata fertile and today will be no different. Waiting for the initial entry requirements Initial Unemployment Claims numbered 345 thousand. (Continuing to be 3.065 million), flash PMI Manufacturing Index, home price index in the form of FHFA Housing Price Index for January and after the opening of markets to be sales of existing homes with the expectation of 5.0 million units, the Philadelphia Fed report for March with digits -3.0 points, leading indicators to be 0.5% in February and finally gas reserves. Other information will include Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index and Treasury announcement on the implementation of auctions of government bills 3M and 6M.

Method of trading in Asian markets is more positive when the Nikkei 225 ended +1.34% -0.14% HangSeng closed and the Shanghai Composite ended +0.30%.

Indications U.S. futures so far do not indicate any significant direction   and DJIA -3.0 points, the Nasdaq 100 -2.25 points and the SP 500 -1.80 points.

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