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World markets  |  April 08, 2013 09:55:56

A brief summary of the U.S. markets on 5.4.13 - the labor market failed

Friday's trading was closed the next business week, which still can be described as the worst since the beginning of this year, at least from the perspective of the broader SP 500 index and its weekly performance. The main cause was a disappointing outcome indicator of the labor market and the expectations of corrective approaches within the market sentiment. However, eventually but not minuses on the indices not dramatic.

The macro data were therefore reported indicators Nonfarm Payrolls (number of new jobs in non-agricultural sector) with the result for March 88 thousand. vs. expectations of 192 thousand. and also had failed or jobs in the private sector. It was published with the number 95 thousand. vs. expectations of 210 thousand. and the overall unemployment rate for March was 7.6% vs. assumption of 7.7%. U.S. trade balance for February showed a deficit of -43.0 billion compared with -44.7 billion expectations and state consumer credit rose to the highest level in six months, namely 18.1 billion USD vs. assumption of 14.0 billion USD.

These results macro data on the state of the labor market, on the other hand, a possible indicator for other behaviors or access of the U.S. central bank's Federal Reserve to activity in the markets in the form of QE3 and stimulate the economy. In the worst case numbers should therefore FED could maintain so that it planned to continue the asset purchase for monthly realized 85 billion USD (government bonds and MBS). This could continue to act as a support for existing markets and gain a broader SP 500 index by 8.3% since the beginning of the Criminal Code would not be an insurmountable boundary ...

Major U.S. stock indexes are so against new trading week set as follows: DJIA 14,565.25 points (-0.28%), Nasdaq Composite 3203.86 points (-0.65%) and the SP 500 1553.28 points (-0, 43%). Weekly performance is negative, with the DJIA lost only -0.1%, Nasdaq Composite closed down -2.0% and the SP 500 fell by -1.0%. VIX volatility index ended at CBOE on the value of $ 13.92, ie +0.03 USD, respectively. +0.22%.

On the stock market, oil is on course $ 93.32 per barrel and the price of gold is at $ 1,579.0 per troy ounce. On the Forex Cross Rates EUR / USD 1.2993 at the border and there was a slight strengthening euro. The government bond market realizes title benchmark 10Y Treasury Note yield 1.723%.

Monday's trading does not have any macroscopic, so this segment will not provide the impetus. What is essential today is the start of a new season of the U.S. balance of publicly traded companies as of Q1, which starts after hours in his Report, Alcoa (AA). So far, it is expected, on average, about 5% increase in corporate profits in annual terms.

Asian markets again had their vanguard as Japanese markets, where the Nikkei 225 index gained 2.80%, while HangSeng is +0.08% and Shanghai Composite ended -0.62%.

Indications U.S. futures are characterized by a positive direction and is +25.0 points DJIA, Nasdaq 100 +7,25 points and SP 500 is +3.50 points.



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