The New York Stock Exchange was a weekend with no definite trend. Wall Street closed the session this Friday, October 23, mixed, after successive days of negotiations for new support for the economy of the United States of America (USA) and a debate between the candidates for the White House that passed by the markets financial resources.
Among the main stock market indices on the other side of the Atlantic, the Dow Jones industrial index fell 0,10%, to 28.335,57 points, while the financial S&P 500 rose 0,34%, to 3.465,39 points and the technological Nasdaq amounted to 0,37%, to 11.548,28 points. The Russell 2000 appreciated 0,61% to 1.639,10 points.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that House Speaker Nancy Pelosy "is still engaged" in a number of issues related to the fiscal stimulus package. “If she wants that commitment, there will be an agreement. But we have made a lot of progress in many areas, however there are still some significant areas that we are working on ”, he said.
US President Donald Trump said he did not want the deal to be a bailout for Democratic states.
According to Bankinter analysts, investors are already looking ahead to next week, "because we will have a lot of macro (GDP's or unemployment rate), more business results and, in addition, it is the last week before the American elections".
The value of 'black gold' is falling. The price of WTI oil, produced in Texas, loses 2,21% to $ 39,74 a barrel, while Brent's barrel price is depreciating 1,86% to $ 41,67.
As for the foreign exchange market, the euro appreciated 0,37% against the dollar, to 1,1860 dollars, and the pound sterling fell 0,27% against the United States currency, to 1,1860 dollars.
“This week has been significantly positive for the cryptocurrency market, especially for major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum. Several altcoins also fired, including Stellar and Litecoin. This strong upward trend was caused by the news that PayPal intends to enter the cryptocurrency market and was reflected by the significant increase in total market capitalization, "informed XTB analysts, in research.