American stocks and indices traded without any definite dynamics. So DJIA and S & P500 closed relatively smoothly, while the NASDAQ 100 reached a record high due to the growth of Apple shares (market capitalization of companies reached $ 800 billion). Asian stocks and indices traded relatively flatly, following the example of Wall Street and due to the lack of important publications. The only index that lost 0.5% yesterday was the ASX 200. The reason was the disappointing volume of retail sales in the country.
In the foreign exchange market, the US dollar rose overnight. Buyers supported the dollar index, which measures its strength against a number of major currencies, above the level of 99. Continue reading