European stock exchanges trade almost all 'red' in the middle of Thursday's session, the day when US markets are closed. The main Portuguese stock market index, PSI-20, is one of the few that is on positive ground, with a slight increase of 0,14% to 4.635,15 points, driven by the rise of CTT - Correios de Portugal (+ 1,39% to 2,54 euros) and the construction company Mota-Engil (+ 3,69% to 1,52 euros).
The shares of retailer Jerónimo Martins advance 0,12% to 14,19 euros, on the day the owner of Pingo Doce approves, in an extraordinary general meeting, a dividend of 13,8 cents per share. Still, leading the gains is Ibersol, which is up 11,83% to 5,20 euros.
In the rest of Europe, the German DAX index slips 0,04%, the British FTSE 100 loses 0,55%, the Spanish IBEX 35 falls 0,73%, the French CAC 40 depreciates 0,10% and the Italian FTSE MIB loses 0,28%. Only the Dutch AEX rises 0,29% The Euro Stoxx 50 is being marked by an appreciation of 0,03%.
“Today's session will most likely be half gas with the bags closed in the United States due to the Thanksgiving holiday. On the macroeconomic side, we will also have few references. The market sentiment remains attractive. Capital gains take, when they happen, are millimetric, like yesterday, and look more like opportunities to buy cheaper ”, say Bankinter analysts, in research.
The value of 'black gold' is declining. The price of WTI oil, produced in Texas, falls 1,51% to $ 45,02 a barrel, while Brent's barrel price is depreciating 1,05% to $ 48,02.
As for the foreign exchange market, the euro depreciated 0,18% against the dollar, to $ 1,1892, and the pound sterling decreased 0,26% against the United States currency, to $ 1,3347.
To mark the session is still the devaluation of cryptocurrencies, after a rally that put bitcoin above $ 19. The dash and ripple virtual currencies also fell more than 10% this morning.
“Bitcoin has been experiencing sharp declines throughout today's session after an almost three-month upward trend where the price of cryptocurrency has been seen to double. Bitcoin fell alongside the $ 17 barrier, making the biggest drop since September. Is this movement the end of the upward trend or just a correction after the recent sharp gains? ”, XTB analysts question these digital assets, in a market note.