Start of the day. The stock market is growing in general

  • MOEX Index: 3281.8 (+ 0.36%)
  • RTS Index: 1414.85 (+ 1.06%)

The Russian market is growing in the first minutes of trading on Thursday in line with the global positive trend in risky assets: in the stock markets, commodity markets. Optimism remains in anticipation of mass vaccination, which has already begun in Russia, Great Britain, and the United States. An advisory committee in the US may now approve the Moderna vaccine.

Yesterday, the Fed complained about the uncertainty in the next six months, while vaccination starts, has retained all its parameters for the purchase of assets and the vision of minimum rates until 2023. At the same time, legislators are rushing to adopt a new fiscal package to help the economy by the end of the year.

Oil prices have been renewing their highs since March, approaching $ 52 per barrel of Brent.

Heavy stocks of Gazprom (+ 0.5%), Sberbank (+ 0.7%), LUKOIL (+ 0.9%) are growing. In the latter, there was a dividend cut-off yesterday. The shares of Unipro (-2.8%) and X5 retail (-1.2%) were also cleared of dividends.

The exchange rate of the USD / RUB pair with settlements tomorrow is at 73 (-0.47%).

Market participants are waiting for the press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin today.

Leaders: OKEY (+ 1.2%), Ozon (+ 1.1%), Lenta (+ 1%), Tatneft-jsc (+ 0.9%), MMK (+ 1%)

Outsiders: Unipro (-2.8%), Qiwi (-2%), FGC UES (-1.3%), X5 retail (-1.2%)

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