According to the trades, industrial index Dow Jones has grown up to 17740,01 point, high-tech NASDAQ – to 5085,95 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 up 2086,69 item on the background data of internal statistics.
MOSCOW, 19 Nov. U.S. stock indexes at the opening of trading on Thursday to show weak growth on the background of internal statistics and data protocols of the October meeting of Federal Committee on operations in open market FRS of the USA, according to AFP.
As at 17.50 GMT the Dow Jones industrial average grew by 0.02% to 17740,01 point, high-tech NASDAQ — on 0,21%, to 5085,95 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 — on 0,15%, to 2086,69 item.
As previously reported by the U.S. labor Department, initial claims for unemployment benefits in the country for the week ended 14 November, decreased by 5 thousand compared to the previous week and amounted to 271 thousand. The indicator has completely coincided with forecasts of analysts.
The average number of initial claims for four weeks ended November 14 increased from the previous week on 3 thousand thousand to 270,75. The number receiving unemployment benefits for the week ending November 7 decreased by 2 thousand compared with a revised reading of the previous week and amounted to 2,175 million people. Figure of the previous week was revised upwards to 3 thousand up to 2,177 million.
In addition, investors play back the data of fed minutes, in which the majority of members of Committee on open markets FRS of the USA believes that December may be an appropriate time to raise interest rates. The meeting participants stressed that the decision will depend on how well executed medium-term economic Outlook relative to data obtained prior to the meeting. In addition, members of the Federal open market Committee was given to understand that the pace of normalization of monetary policy in the US will be slow and gradual.