Feb 13


  • BY: Nati
  • February, 13th, 2015 9:05 +00:00

Good morning,

Foreign Investment in stocks and bonds were down from previous figures overnight in Japan. USDJPY was trading at 118.92 at time of writing. The Chinese Leading Economic Index for January was out at 0.9 from 1.1 previously. The trading week coming will begin with Japanese Gross Domestic Product figures for the 4th Quarter with a 0.9% result expected.

The NIKKEI was trading at 17913.36 down 66.36 points or minus 0.37%

In Europe this morning, Germany’s GDP came out with expectations beaten leading to gains for the EUR. EURUSD trading at 1.1430 Euro Zone and Italian GDP figures come out this morning, as do the Greek and Portuguese GDP figures. Looking ahead to next week the Bank of England published meeting minutes and the result of the rate voting on Wednesday, following Consumer Price Index figures Tuesday. GBPUSD trading at 1.5387

The FTSE100 was trading at 6876.78 while the DAX was trading at 10994.35 early in the session.

Across the Atlantic today we will see Canadian Manufacturing Shipments for December, and then in the US we see Export and Import Price Index figures. Finishing off the day’s session and the week we will get the Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index. USDCAD trading at 1.2505 USOIL trading at $52.93 per barrel. Monday will see markets in the US remain closed for the President’s Day holiday.

The DOW closed at 17972.38 up 110.24 points or 0.62%

Hope you all have a nice weekend.