The Russian stock market, which started trading in a small plus, ended Thursday with a steady growth. The Moscow Exchange index by 18:50 Moscow time increased by 2.82% and amounted to 2190.87 points. The RTS index by 18:50 Moscow time jumped by 6.12% – up to 1174.61 points. European stock markets were down all day. Asian stock indicators fell on the basis of trading. American stock indices have chosen the red zone. Oil, which rose slightly in price in the morning, accelerated its growth during the day, adding about 3% at the moment, but by the evening the growth slowed down. Before the close of the Russian stock market, Brent was worth $90.7 (+1%), WTI – $83.8 (+1%). In the morning, the stock market grew as part of a correction after a 2-day collapse due to increased geopolitical risks, the rebound was held back by negative external conditions amid tightening of the Fed’s monetary policy and the EU’s intentions to introduce new anti-Russian sanctions. The Moscow Exchange index rose to the line of 2200 points, led by TCS Group receipts, while Polymetal shares fell on dividend news. During the day, a significant morning growth of the stock market did not continue due to the weakness of oil and the negative dynamics of external sites. The Moscow Exchange index after the morning testing of the milestone of 2200 points passed back. By evening, the stock market remained optimistic after a 2-day collapse due to increased geopolitical risks. The Moscow Exchange index exceeded the mark of 2200 points, led by the securities of “Gazprom”, warmed up by the expectations of the payment of interim dividends; shares of Polymetal continued to fall. Source: FINMARKET.RU

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