22.12.2015 - Increased activity is expected after the release of US GDP data
US stocks yesterday showed growth, but volatility has increased due to falling oil prices. It is worth noting that investors continue to assess the Fed's decision regarding the raising of interest rates of the Fed and are trying to assess the realism of future plans regarding the Fed raising interest rates. Today, the focus of investors will be on the final data on US GDP growth in the third quarter of this year (13:30 GMT). In addition, tomorrow will be published a large block of important statistics. Activity on the market is reduced before Christmas. We maintain a positive medium-term outlook for US markets, but do not exclude further fall in the near future.
European stocks decline on a background of fixing positions before the long weekend. At the same time it is worth noting the negative impact of lower commodity prices on the dynamics of the shares of the commodity sector. Today was published statistics on consumer confidence index in Germany in January, according to which the figure rose to 9.4 against the previous value of 9.3. British investors are waiting for tomorrow's publication of a report on the growth of GDP and business investment. We maintain a positive medium-term outlook for the major stock indexes in the Eurozone.
Markets in the Asia-Pacific region ended the trading session around the previous close. Shares of commodity companies have been under pressure from lower oil prices. At the same time, airlines have shown a steady growth due to the increase in traffic over the festive period. Support for Chinese and Australian markets was the data on the index of leading economic indicators in China, which in November rose by 0.6%, which is two times more than in the previous period. Our medium-term outlook remains negative.