Before the opening of the US stock markets: futures corrected after yesterday’s growth

By | March 19, 2015

Before the opening of the market S & P futures is at 2085.50 (-0.333), NASDAQ futures fell 0.10% to 4415.75.

The external background is neutral. Major Asian stock indexes finished the session mainly growth, the major stock indexes in Europe at the moment are moving in different directions.

Nikkei 19,476.56 -67.92 -0.35%
Hang Seng 24,468.89 +348.81 +1.45%
Shanghai Composite 3,582.75 +5.44 +0.15%
FTSE 6,948.12 +2.92 +0.04%
CAC 5,026.97 -6.45 -0.13%
DAX 11,864.29 -58.48 -0.49%
April Nymex WTI oil futures are currently traded at $ 42.99 per barrel (-3.74%)
Gold is trading at $ 1160.20 per ounce (+ 0.78%).

Futures on major US stock indexes are adjusted in premarket trading after yesterday’s growth, but the decline is limited thanks to the support from the Fed. According to the results of the meeting ended yesterday Open Market Committee
(FOMC) decided to keep the parameters of monetary policy unchanged, while in the Fed‘s commitment to keep the “patience”, reiterating that rates would be raised when Buda full confidence in the return inflation to the target level of 2%. It was also noted that the change in the wording does not imply a binding decision on the timing of a rate hike to calendar dates. This was nothing unexpected, since these expectations to dominate the market on the eve of the meeting. There was also no surprise decrease in forecasts for GDP and improvement in the level of unemployment. Surprise was lowering the median estimates of the rate at the end of 2015 with 1.125% to 0.625% and a reduction in inflation forecasts for 2015 range from 1.5-1.8% to 1.3-1.4%. Change the language and adjusting forecasts, the Fed did not rule out the start of the process of tightening monetary policy in June, but pointed out that the rate hike is likely to be more gradual and slower than previously expected, which is a favorable factor for the stock markets.

Today, the focus will be the company’s stock is Apple (AAPL), which after the completion of yesterday’s regular session, replaced the shares of the company AT & T (T) in the index of blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average. AAPL shares premarket show growth, rising to around $ 128.78 (+ 0.24%). After the start of trading influence on their course may have data on the production index Philadelphia Fed, which will be published at 14:00 GMT. Expected increase of the index in March to a level of 7.3 points from 5.2 points in February.
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