Dec 20


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  • December, 20th, 2013 8:31 +00:00

Good morning,

Yesterday in US the S&P500 closed at 1,809.6 (-0.06%), down 1.05 points and the DJIA finished at 16,179 (+0.07%), up 11.11 points.   Equities gauges are trading near their 2013 highs and probably today macro data regarding GDP deflator and 3rd estimation in US will act as catalyst for a breakout on new highs or for a profit taking day.

In Asia the Shanghai Shenzhen CSI300 Index dropped -2.33% at 2,278.14 because tension in the money market and the unsuccessful action of the People’ Bank of China  caused the selloff. The contagious concern affected the Hang Seng performance as well: in Hong Kong the index closed at 22,801.24 (-0.38%). In Japan the Nikkei was trading at 15,870.42 (+0.07%) after yesterday it closed nearly at 6 years high.

In the currency market the EurUsd is trading at 1.3630 (-0.22%) and the UsdJpy at 104.42 (+0.17%), a price that was traded the last time in October 2008. The GbpUsd is at 1.6341 (-0.17%) and the UsdCad at 1.0677 (+0.14%).  The UsdChf is gaining for the 3rd consecutive day at 0.8995 (+0.18%).

Yesterday gold fell below 1,200 $/ounce and now is trading at 1,192 $/ounce (-0.25%). Silver is below 20 $/ounce at 19.17 $/ounce.

Commodities energy are positive: Crude oil at 98.63 4/barrel (+0.85%) and Natural gas at 4.47 $/BTU (+0.22%).

Today at 9:30 GMT will be released in UK data regarding GDP and at 13:30 GMT  the same macro data will be released in US.

At 8:26 GMT in Germany the DAX is trading at 9,370.45  (+0.37%), up 33.48 points  and in UK the Ftse 100 is up +4.08 points at 6,588.92 (+0.06%).


Have a nice weekend.