Financial Markets Today - By - April 25th, 2012

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Financial Markets Today - By - April 25th, 2012

Post  fxwdnet on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:33 am

It is our pleasure to present you with daily analysis and a list of important evennts in the week to come.

U.S. Markets

U.S Markets were closed with mixed sentiment yesterday on macroeconomic data and financial reports released in the U.S.
U.S. consumer confidence index (April) dropped for the second month in a row. The index fell to 69.2 points
compared with analysts' estimates which were at 70 points.
Apple reported revenues of 39.2 billion, this represents an increase of 93% in the quarterly profit.
Dow Jones index futures point to a Higher opening.
Yesterday , The Dow Jones index was closing at 13,001 +0.58%, the S&P 500 index was closing at 1,371+0.37% and
the NASDAQ index was closing at 2,961 -0.30%.

European Markets

European Markets were closed higher yesterday with the banking sector in lead.
Increases in government bonds of Spain and the Netherlands were seen yesterday, following government bonds
auctions carried out by the two governments.
Yesterday, The FTSE 100 index was closing at 5,709 +0.78%, the German DAX was closing at 6,590 +1.03% and the
France CAC was closing at 3,098 +2.29%.

Asian Markets

Asian Markets were traded with a positive sentiment Earlier today.
The Asian markets were inspired by good financial statements issued by leading companies in the U.S, the rise
in consumer confidence in South Korea (11 months record high) and the gains seen on Wall Street last night.
Earlier today, The SSE Composite Index In China is traded at 2,397 +0.36% while the Hang Seng Index in Hong
Kong is traded at 20,692 +0.07%, and the Nikkei 225 Index in Japan is traded at 9,551 +0.88%.

Commodities & Foreign Exchange

The U.S Dollar Index is Lower, Currently traded around 79.21 on a Higher Euro.
Crude NYMEX went up by 0.37% , currently traded around $103.64.
Gold prices went up by 0.60% , the precious metal is currently traded around $1,641, Spot Silver is currently traded around $30.78.

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