Today the world’s leading saw its shares only inclining throughout the end of the day to actually close the day in green sending accordingly five-year note yields to a record low and in fact we watched these stocks climb mainly after that the Federal Reserve signaled plans to keep interest rates low through at least late 2014 and didn’t rule out purchasing more bonds to bolster growth while that the dollar weakened.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average therefore rose by 83.10 points, or 0.66% as it closed for the day when at the levels of 12,758.85 points; highest level at 12,778.26 points, while the lowest levels of the day at 12,580.21 points, with the end of the day rose about 24 share and is down almost 6 shares of the total shares and the index's 30 stocks.
The index of the S & P 500 has risen by 11.41 points, or 0.87% to close at levels of 1,326.06 points, its highest level at 1,328.30 points and a low of 1,307.65 points, rising 393 shares index was down about 106 shares and has remained around 1 per shareunchanged at the end of trading today.
While the NASDAQ Composite Index inclined by 31.67 points, or 1.14 percent to close at levels of 2,818.31 and had recorded the highest level for the day when the 2,822.79 points and the lowest was recorded at 2,788.95 points, the end of the day rose to 1.507 shares, while dropped about 823 shares of the index, while some 222 shares remained unchanged at the end of trading today
Now Textron Inc. surged 15 percent after forecasting higher 2012 profit than analysts estimated, while Xerox Corp. Slumped 9.9 percent after the provider of printers and business services gave earnings forecasts that trailed some analysts’ estimates as companies curb spending.
Plus Illumina Inc. rallied 46 percent as Roche Holding AG offered about 5.7 billion in cash for the provider of genetic-analysis tools, the third time the Swiss drugmaker has made a hostile bid for a U.S. company since 2007.
As for for the dollar index, which measures the performance of the dollar against six major currencies including the euro and the Japanese yen and the pound sterling, which fell currently trading at levels 79.46, achieving the lowest level during the day at 79.38 since the opening of trading at levels of 79.91 and reached the highest level during the day at 80.36 .
On the other hand the prices of gold are trading currently at levels 1,710.22 U.S. per ounce compared with the levels of the opening, which amounted to 1,666.59 dollars per ounce, and prices for crude oil trading currently at levels of 99.82 U.S. dollars a barrel, compared with the levels of the opening, which amounted to 99.25 U.S. a barrel.