US stock indexes due to low volumes showed a slight decrease, which was due to falling oil prices, as well as data on consumer confidence in the country, which totaled 92.6 in December, against the expected 94.6. It is worth noting that investors are in no hurry to accumulate positions before the weekend. Markets will be closed tomorrow on the occasion of the New Year. Today is worth paying attention to the statistics on the labor market (13:30 GMT) and the Chicago PMI (14:45 GMT). Our medium-term outlook remains negative and we look forward to the start of a substantial correction after the holidays.
European stocks fell yesterday against the background of the political crisis in Greece, which may lead to instability in the banking system of the EU. It is worth noting that the weak US data also disappointed investors. Today in Germany is a holiday. Activity will be minimal due to the celebration of the New Year. We maintain our medium-term negative outlook for European markets.
Most markets in the Asia-Pacific region are closed today. Despite this positive for investors has become news on intentions of the Chinese government to stimulate economic growth in the country. Manufacturing PMI in China from HSBC Bank rose to 49.6, compared with an expected 49.5. Investors also expect new steps from the Japanese government and the Bank of Japan to support the economy, which shows a decline. Our medium-term outlook for markets in the region remains negative, but can support the growth of new liquidity injections.