Financial Markets Today - By Winoptions - Tue, July 31, 2012

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Financial Markets Today - By Winoptions - Tue, July 31, 2012

Post  fxwdnet on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:30 am

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

U.S. Markets
U.S Markets were closed moderately lower yesterday on a highly volatile session. Investors seem stressed towards the Fed declaration and the employment report later this week. Dow Jones index futures points toward a higher opening. Yesterday, The Dow Jones index was closing at 13,073 -0.02%, the S&P 500 index was closing at 1,385 -0.05% and the NASDAQ index was closing at 2,945 -0.41%.

European Markets

European Markets were closed higher yesterday, as investors expect significant steps from the European Central Bank. Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner came to Berlin and met with his German counterpart. Yesterday , The FTSE 100 index was closing at 5,656 0.52% , the German DAX was closing at 6,744 0.83% and the France CAC was closing at 3,307 0.82%.

Asian Markets

Asian Markets were trading with a positive sentiment earlier today. The Japanese Purchasing Managers Index fell at the fastest rate since the earthquake last year, while demand for Japanese products is weakening both in Asia and Europe. Earlier today, The SSE Composite Index In China was closing at 2,108 -0.07% while the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was closing at 19,753 0.86%, and the Nikkei 225 Index in Japan was closing at 8,683 0.56%.

Commodities & Foreign Exchange

The U.S Dollar Index is lower, currently traded around 82.67 on a higher Euro. Crude NYMEX is up by 0.17%, currently traded around $91.83. Gold prices are up by 0.16%, the precious metal is currently traded around $1,626, Spot Silver is currently traded around $28.21.

As always, we wish you a successful trading week - and look forward to serving all your trading needs.


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