Yesterday, the stock market of the United States finished the trading session with a moderate growth of the main stock indices. Indices were getting support from the published macroeconomic statistical data, and the hi-tech sector looked better than the market due to the successful reporting of Hewlett-Packard. The price of shares of the producer of the computer equipment, Hewlett-Packard, jumped up by 9.1% against the publication of the quarterly report. The company revenue in three months decreased from $29.96 billion a year earlier, to $29.1 billion whilst analysts expected only $27.8 billion.
Let’s be reminded that according to the published data, the number of primary requests for unemployment benefits for last week was reduced from the reconsidered 326 thousand, to 316 thousand, whereas an increase to 330 thousand was expected. The Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index in November decreased more than was expected to 63 points, average forecasts being at the level of 60, and the index of consumer confidence of university of Michigan for the current month, showed an increase from 72 points to 75.1, although an increase of only 73.5 points was expected. Disappointment occurred due to data on orders for long using goods for October. The indicator was reduced by 2%, which was slightly stronger than expectations.
So, successful confluence of encouraging macroeconomic statistics helped all three stock indices of the USA to go over some important trading levels. Even the trading volumes were lower than usual yesterday, due to the upcoming Thanksgiving Day, when the exchanges will be closed.
Following the results of the trading session, the indicator of blue chips Dow Jones Industrial Average raised by 0.15% to the level of 16097.33 points, the index of the wide market Standard & Poor's 500 increased by 0.25% to a level of 1807.23 points, and the index of high-tech industries Nasdaq Composite went to plus on 0.67% and reached the level of 4044.75 points.
In the commodity market, Brent is adding in price and has managed to go over the level of 111.00$. This morning, Brent is traded on a price of 111.42$ per barrel, and increasing by 0.09%. Light, at the same time, is falling in price, traded on the price of 92.22$ per barrel and decreasing by 0.08%. Gold and Silver are stable in the levels metals were yesterday. Gold is up by 0.09% on a level of 1238.95$ per troy ounce, Silver is up by 0.11% at price of 19.66$ per troy ounce.
As for the EUR/USD currency pair, the Euro continues to become stronger. EUR/USD had basis to continue strengthening as since the morning, the markets received news that Angela Merkel's block could create a coalition with the social democrats. It was quite an expected event, however this still encouraged demand for the pair. There was positive growth of the indicator of business climate in Germany. The index became stronger to 7.4 from the previous 7.1, which also played a supporting role. Today we shall pay attention to the labor market of Germany, and if the indicators will be positive again, the pair will be able to resume growth with the next purpose on 1.3640.