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27 November 2013

Nasdaq Subdued The Level Of 4000 Points

By Kristina Leonova: Chief Analyst in the Investment Research Department

Nasdaq Subdued The Level Of 4000 Points
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.

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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