On Wednesday, American stock index futures headed south because dismal data out of China affected market sentiment, while traders waited for more developments related to the US-China trade conflict…
European equities ascend on Wall Street bounce
On Friday, European equities managed to rally, underpinned by a bounce on Wall Street because a turbulent approached its end and market participants licked their wounds right after the region's benchmark STOXX 600 went down to its lowest value since Trump's election.
As a matter of fact, the STOXX 600 went up by 1.4%, while Germany's DAX managed to shot up by nearly 1.5%. Additionally, on Thursday, the pan-European benchmark hit a minimum of 327.34, which appears to be its worst outcome since November 9, 2016.
Volumes were still light with a lot of traders away for the Christmas holidays. In the first thirty minutes, about 5% of the 30-day average daily volume was traded.
Christmas week has turned out to be a wild ride for market participants, with American and EU equities facing considerable losses on December 24. However, Wall Street's recovery surge on Thursday to profits of more than 1% backed market sentiment in Europe and Asia.
Threats kept lurking with an American government shutdown still lasting following a brief session of Congress on Thursday that didn’t take any steps toward coping with it.
On Friday, the crude happened to be a great boost in early deals because oil prices had some of their lost ground recovered. The EU’s gas and oil index SXEP went up by up to 1.6%.
TechnipFMC, Aker BP, Premier Oil, and Subsea 7 all tacked on 3.3%-5.8%.
Technology equities were the top-notch performers. The sector SX8P headed north by 1.9%. As for chipmaker AMS, it managed to top the STOXX, soaring by 6%. Besides this, Wirecard became the leader of the DAX, gaining 3.6%, while Logitech inched up by 3.7%.
As for banks, they surged too. UBS soared by 3.4%, while Commerzbank managed to ascend by 4.2%.
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