Weak data did not support the optimism of investors in the stock markets USA. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.13% to 17623,05 point, high-tech NASDAQ rose by 0.06% to 5034,70 item.
MOSCOW, 26 Jan. American stock indices on Monday closed mostly in the red amid weak statistics on the country’s property market, according to data exchanges.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.13% to 17623,05 point, high-tech NASDAQ rose by 0.06% to 5034,70 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 fell by 0.19% to 2071,18 item.
Sales of new U.S. homes in September decreased by 11.5% compared with the revised August rate of up to 468 thousand. The indicator has appeared worse forecasts of analysts which expected be reduced by 0.36%, to 550 thousand, with the initial level in August 552 thousand. The August figure was revised to the downside — to 529 thousand.
Investors await the outcome of the next fed meeting, which will take place on 27-28 October, assuming that the regulator will keep the base rate at its lowest level and will postpone the tightening of monetary policy in 2016.
Also the bidders are waiting for reports from major U.S. companies like Apple, Pfizer and Chevron. On Monday before the opening exchanges of the American Corporation Xerox announced that by the end of the third quarter reported a loss of $ 31 million against a profit of 272 million a year earlier. Diluted loss per share amounted to $ 0.04, while analysts were looking for profit at the level of 0.23 USD per share.
“In fact, the market needs several days to digest such a serious rally,” — said the Agency MarketWatch trader Robert W. Baird, Michael Antonelli (Antonelli Michael).