Weekly comment MM Prime TFI - August 8, 2016
The first week of August did not bring significant changes in the major global stock indices. In Europe, British FTSE250 rose by 1.1%, German DAX increased by 0.3%, while French CAC40 declined by 0.7%. In the US, the NASDAQ went up by 1.1%, the DJI took off by 0.6% and the S&P500 soared by 0.4%. Investors focused on the readings of the PMI indices for the Eurozone which turned out to exceed the market expectations. The manufacturing PMI stood at 52 pts. and the services PMI amounted to 52.9 pts.. Meanwhile, the readings of the American ISM indices and the dynamic of the factory goods orders disappointed investors.