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06 November 2013

Investors are Starting to Look on Facts and Figures

By Kristina Leonova: Chief Analyst in the Investment Research Department

Investors are Starting to Look on Facts and Figures
On Tuesday, the stock market of the United States finished trading session with a small decrease in the main indexes. After the two days growth of an index of the wide market Standard & Poor's 500, investors didn't manage to find motivation to push indexes to go up, quite good macroeconomic statistics didn't rescue the market from prevalence of bears. Let's remind that the index of economic conditions of ISM in the non-productive sphere in October increased from 54,4 to 55,4 points, whereas decrease to 54 was expected.

Participants of the market already overcame the first euphoria after the government of the USA found a compromise and now are starting to look on facts and figures. After a long suspension of work of government agencies in October and decreasing speeds of recovery of American labor market - the investment community has no full picture about state of the economy, and investors are starting to have doubts in, whether the growth of the indexes which we have seen during the last month has been logical.

The external background for the American trading session has been quite negative, as the European markets showed bear dynamics, and Asian platforms were traded in a different directions. Additionally to this more negative has been brought to the markets by comments of the Jeffrey Leker, president of the FRS of Richmond, who has told that the economy of the USA next year will grow only by 2%, then up till the events of October – forecast of to 2,9-3,1% has been predicted.

As a result, Dow Jones Industrial Average went down on 0,13% to level of 15618,22 points, the index of the wide market Standard & Poor's 500 decreased by 0,28% to a level of 1762,97 points, and the index of high-tech industries of Nasdaq Composite went to plus on 0,08% and reached a level of 3939,86 points.

In the commodities market, price for oil continue to fall. Yesterday price for WTI decreased to a price of 93,37$ per barrel and has been losing 1,3%. This morning, prices are recovering and Brent and WTI are adding a bit more than 0,5% bargaining on a levels of 105,90$ and 94,21$ per barrel accordingly.

We shouldn't forget that key events of the current week are going to be meeting of European Central Bank and a release of the last official data on unemployment for October from the Ministry of Labor of the USA. These events will happen on Thursday and Friday respectively, therefore today again activity in stock market will be lowered.
About the author
Kristina Leonova
Kristina Leonova
Chief Analyst in the Investment Research Department

Kristina Leonova is an up and coming market specialist - currently in the process of obtaining The Chartered Financial Analyst Degree in CFA Institute.

She began her career at Liteforex (ex. Mayzus) at only 20 years old, holding the position of the Assistant of the Chief Financial Officer.

She has since become invaluable to the Company, holding the position of Chief Analyst in the Investment Research Department, and now is also responsible for our world renowned market reviews.

She has a keen eye and a good gut instinct when it comes to analyzing the markets, always staying at the top of her game, with her work often being published on other websites and news vendors.

Mayzus is excited to welcome her as our new, top financial analyst.

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