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The market review for February 4

Wednesday, 3 February, the U.S. stock market dominated by negative sentiment. Investors, fearful of exit is not too optimistic macroeconomic statistics, chose to begin to fix profit, resulting in a tender opened gepom down. Published data on the number of created jobs in January, fears are not confirmed — decline amounted to 22 thousand against expected 40 thousand, thus index Dow Jones to return to the level of the closure Tuesday, and even slightly exceed it. However, the index of business activity in the service sector in January went weak (50.5 points vs. the expected 51 points), and the market again, a wave of sales.

The mood of bidders influenced and communication agency Moody’s that the United States sovereign credit rating could be downgraded in the future from its current «Aaa» (the highest degree of reliability), unless additional measures are taken to reduce the state budget deficit of the country. At the moment the United States maintains its rating due to the high degree of economic and institutional reliability. But amid the crisis has worsened the relationship between the size of government debt, the U.S. GDP and budget revenues. As expected, experts Moody’s, the figures from the U.S. will be weaker than in other countries with rating «Aaa».



The market review for January 29

Once again, the U.S. stock indexes Dow Jones and S & P 500 updated bi-monthly minimums for that night after the close of the previous trading session in the U.S. futures indices grew, and consolidated in the afternoon reached altitudes. A reason for such a quick change of treatment formed President Barack Obama to the nation, the positive sentiments were disappointing investors data makrostatistiki. Not so much as expected, the number of Americans who first applied for unemployment insurance for the week ended Jan. 23 — at 8 thousand instead of the predicted 32 thousand addition, the volume of orders for durable goods in December increased by only 0, 3%, while the expected growth rate of at least 2%. Both figures questioned made before representatives of the Federal Reserve and Barack Obama statement on the marked improvement of the economic situation. Additional pressure on the NASDAQ index had collapsed Paper Motorola Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.

As a result of trades on Thursday, the Dow Jones index fell 115.7 points (-1.13%) — up to 10,120.46 points, NASDAQ — to 42,41 points (-1.91%) — up to 2179 points, S & P — at 12.97 points (-1.18%) — up to 1,084.53 points.



The market review for January 28

On Wednesday, January 27, trading on the U.S. stock market started with the dominance of moderately positive sentiment: investors waited for maintaining a soft monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve and optimistic statements by Obama during his annual address to the nation. The first 30 minutes of trading was enough to leave the leading index in positive territory, but the published U.S. Department of Commerce (US Department of Commerce) data on the volume of sales of new homes in the United States changed the situation worse. Sales fell by 7.6%, while analysts expected growth rate of 3%. Following 2009. selling new buildings have fallen by 23%, indicating that consumers extremely pessimistic on the prospects for the U.S. economy.

The mood of investors has raised the Fed, which retained its key rate target range at the level of 0-0,25% per annum and pledged to keep rates at exceptionally low levels for a long time. The notes also mentioned about the revival of economic activity, and on the renewal (or as it turned out, the deterioration of the situation) of the housing market it was decided to ignore. The positive end of the trading session enabled the U.S. market end the day in positive territory.

As a result of trading Tuesday, the Dow Jones index rose by 41.87 points (0.41%) — to 10,236.16 points, NASDAQ — to 17,68 points (0.8%) — to 2,221.41 points, S & P — at 5.33 points (0.49%) — up to 1,097.50 points.

One of the leaders of the decline among the most actively traded companies has become a manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment Caterpillar Inc. In terms of net profit in the IV quarter of 2009. (36 cents per share instead of the expected 28 cents), the company surpassed analysts’ expectations, but revenue — to $ 7.9 billion against expected 7.93 billion dollars — could not reach. Most market participants have upset expectations for Caterpillar 2010.: The company is planning for the year to earn U.S. $ 2.5 per share, while investors expect U.S. $ 2,7 As a result of the trading session producer has lost 4,32% of the capitalization.

Where warmer was met quarterly reporting Aircraft Corp. Boeing Co. In IV quarter of 2009. corporation not only has returned to a profitable level, earning 1.75 per share, but also exceeded the expectations of the market (1.36 per share). This year, the company promises to make 3,7-4 per share. Quotes Boeing on Wednesday rose by 7,31%. Papers of industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp., Is also engaged in the production of aircraft equipment, fell 1.26%. The financial results of companies that are present in the environment in general, coincided with the expectations of experts, but the company warned of lower number of orders for aircraft engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney due to the decline in demand for passenger air travel in the past year.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported on 27 January, which reduced demand for air travel in the world in 2009. was the biggest in history. As the head of IATA Giovanni Bizinyani, the industry long lost 2.5 years of growth in passenger traffic and 3,5 — in the cargo. The bad news is that the head of the association is waiting for the airlines of the loss of 5.6 billion dollars in 2010. Against this backdrop, shares of U.S. airlines look bad. Papers of Southwest Airlines Co. fell 1,89%, AMR Corp. — On 0,26%. Equity United Airlines Corp. went up by 0.31%.

For the expert was not unexpected preservation Fed key rate at close to zero, so the shares of the banking sector on Wednesday with confidence increasing in value. Capitalization of JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased by 2,32%, Bank of America Corp — on 2,84%, Citigroup Inc. — On 1,59%, and Wells Fargo & Co — on 4,48%, Fifth Third Bancorp — on 4,01%, US Bancorp — on 3,33%.

Net profit of U.S. investment firm BlackRock Inc. increased in the IV quarter of 2009. four times compared with the same period of 2008., up 2.39 per share. This was above expectations of analysts, forecast 2.1 per share. As a result of trading securities BlackRock went up by 0.92%.

Wednesday was announced good news about the investment company owned by Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. — Its shares will be added to the calculation of the S & P 500. The company’s capitalization rose for a day on 5,16%. The index will replace its paper shares Burlington Northern. Shareholders did not last very upset, daily increase in the value of its securities amounted to 0,2%.

The dynamics of technology companies was on Wednesday in different directions. Internet company Yahoo! Inc. reported an increase in net profit in the IV quarter of 2009. to 155.7 million dollars compared to a net loss of $ 300.6 million dollars a year earlier, while the revenue for the period declined. The company’s shares started the day growth, but by the end of trading it lost. Outcome — minus 0.06%. The growth of capitalization of Amazon.com Inc. (2.74%) contributed to increased recommendations for securities with a «hold» to «buy» by analysts Kaufman Bros. Apple Inc. after the presentation of the new Tablet PC went up by 0.94%.



The market review for January 27

The mood in the U.S. stock market on Tuesday, 26 January, were more optimistic than many of the world trading floors. Certainly, fears of tighter monetary policy in China, have affected the American indexes. They started the day lower, but quickly went into the «plus» after the publication of the index value of consumer confidence in the U.S. economy. In January, the index rose to 55.9 points, while analysts had expected growth to 53.6 points. Thus, the index increased for the third time in a row and has already peaked more than a year. Additional optimism of investors gave an increased likelihood of re-election of Ben Bernanke to head the U.S. Federal Reserve — for 40 senators said they supported his candidacy, while last Friday there were only 26. Against this backdrop, the leading U.S. stock indexes have been most of the trading session on a positive territory, but the day they finished in the same place and began — in a small minus.

As a result of trading Tuesday, the Dow Jones index fell by 2.57 points (-0.03%) — to 10,194.29 points, NASDAQ — at 7.07 points (-0.32%) — to 2,203.73 points, S & P — at 4.61 points (-0.42%) — up to 1,092.17 points.

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