Yesterday, the stock market of the United States finished the trading session with insignificant growth of the main stock indices. The Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to keep over the level of 1800 points, whereas the index of blue chips Dow Jones is traded over the level of 16 000 points.
A considerable volume of statistics, which caused mixed reaction in the markets, were published yesterday. Housing prices in 20 capital regions of the USA in 12 months with the termination in September, increased to the maximum size since February 2006, which signals improvement on the housing market. Moreover, the number of permissions for construction of houses in October increased by 6.2%, which was more than expected. At the same time, data on the index of consumer confidence for November disappointed investors, the indicator, contrary to expectations, decreased from the reconsidered 72.4 points to 70.4 points, whereas retreat only to 72.9 points was expected.
Let's note that in the last half an hour of the trading session, indices reduced the obtained gain almost to zero as institutional investors tried to consider changes in structures of the MSCI indices coming into force. Despite that, the index of the hi-tech sector Nasdaq Composite managed to finish the session above the level of 4000 points for the first time since 2000.
Following the results of the trading session, the indicator of blue chips of Dow Jones Industrial Average finished on the same price as the previous day at the level of 16072.80 points, the index of the wide market Standard & Poor's 500 increased by 0.1% to a level of 1802.75 points, and the index of high-tech industries Nasdaq Composite went to a plus on 0.58% and reached the level of 4017.75 points.
Commodities prices are stable, Brent is adding 0.06% and is traded on a level of 110.95$ per barrel. WTI is down by 0.25% at price of 93.45$. Gold and Silver are adding 0.39% and 0.32% accordingly, traded on a level of 1246.20$ and 19.91$ per troy ounce.
Due to the celebration of Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, traditional weekly demands for unemployment benefits will be published today. Surprises are not expected, after the jump due to the budgetary crisis to 370 thousand, for weeks in a row now it has tended to decrease. The last value made 323 thousand, which, historically, is a rather low level.