The trade deficit of the country in August increased by 6.5 billion us dollars and amounted to 48.3 billion. Analysts believed that figure will grow by $ 5.5 billion to 47.4 billion.
MOSCOW, 6 Oct. U.S. stock indexes on Friday fell mainly due to weak macroeconomic news, according to AFP.
The index of wide market S&P 500 declined 0.36% to 1979,92 item index of technology companies NASDAQ by 0.69% to 4748,36 points, the DJIA index went up by 0.08% to 16790,19 item.
According to the Bureau of economic analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the trade deficit of the country in August increased by 6.5 billion us dollars and amounted to 48.3 billion. Analysts believed that figure will grow by $ 5.5 billion to 47.4 billion.
Not pleased participants of the market and the news about lowering the IMF forecast for global GDP growth for 2015 and 2016 by 0.2 percentage points to 3.1% and 3.6% respectively. The Fund explained the decision by lower raw material prices and structural problems, the slowdown in China (to 6.8% in 2015) and geopolitical factors.
In addition, investors are waiting for the reporting season for the third quarter. According to the forecast of Reuters, the net profit of American companies in the sector of the S& P 500 an average decline of 4.2%, which is the maximum drop in six years.
“We had five really good days, so it is not surprising that we see a small setback,” believes investment officer at Fiduciary Trust in Boston Michael Mullany, quoted by Bloomberg.