04 SEPTEMBER 2013: THE SYRIAN FACTOR REMAINS DOMINATING IN THE MARKET
DAILY MARKET REVIEWS
By Kristina Leonova: Analyst in Portfolio Asset Management Department.
The Syrian Factor Remains Dominating in the Market
News lines are already glistening with various headings.
Limiting factor for the world markets is the quite intense international situation concerning Syria. As it became known, the U.S. President Barack Obama got support of a number of key figures in the American congress in a question of drawing a military blow to Syria. The vote on this matter in the congress will take place next week.
In addition to this, on Tuesday morning there were messages that ballistic missiles were tested in the Mediterranean Sea. The news at the time provoked speculative growth in the Oil market, even in spite of the fact that as a result the Pentagon declared that rocket tests aren't connected with possible operations in Syria, as they were already planned a long time ago (together with Israel).
The price for Brent reached 115.68$ per barrel, and the price for Light was on a level of 108.54$ per barrel. This morning, we can see Brent traded on a price of 113.78$ per barrel, and Light on a level of 107.54$ per barrel, just with a slight decrease.
The EUR/USD pair also became a victim of market fears, which supported sales. The release of data on business activity in the manufacturing industry of the USA became an additional factor of pressure. So, the currency pair from the level of opening at 1.3188 dropped to a minimum of 1.3143 and finished the trading day closely to 1.3165.
The Euro zone will publish a series of data today on business activity in the services sector. The indicator can continue to show growth, maintaining hopes of investors of a more aggressive speech from the head of the European Central Bank during a press conference after the meeting. In that case it is possible to wait for a kickback of EUR/USD from 1.3150, with probability of breakdown 1.32 and the further purpose on 1.3230.
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