The Russian stock market closed with mixed dynamics amid the emerging stabilization of the situation in the global capital markets, while the appreciably strengthening ruble stimulated the active growth of the RTS index.
Stock indices of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region changed without a single dynamics at the end of today's trading. European stock exchanges were trading in the red, stock America began trading on the rise, but then the indicators moved to multidirectional changes.
Investors evaluated statistics from China and Japan, as well as the results of the previous debate between US President Donald Trump and his rival in the upcoming presidential elections Joe Biden. MarketWatch notes that the impact of the debate on the markets has been mixed. The atmosphere was, as expected, hostile, but voters still have not decided which candidate would better cope with the crises that gripped the country.
Black gold became cheaper, but by the evening oil prices began to change in different directions after the publication of the weekly report of the US Department of Energy on oil reserves in the country. Commercial oil reserves in the United States last week decreased by 1.98 million barrels – to 492.43 million barrels, according to a weekly report from the country's energy ministry. Gasoline commodity reserves increased by 683 thousand barrels and amounted to 228.18 million barrels. Commercial stocks of distillates decreased by 3.18 million barrels to 172.76 million barrels.
Experts interviewed by Bloomberg expected an increase in oil reserves by 1 million barrels, a decrease in gasoline reserves by 1.4 million barrels and a drop in distillate reserves by 1.2 million barrels.
Quotations are under pressure from concerns about the pace of recovery in demand due to the increase in the number of new coronavirus infections in the world. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the proportion of tests for coronavirus with a positive result for the first time in recent months again exceeded 3%, writes CNBC.
The Moscow Exchange index fell on Wednesday by 0.15% and amounted to 2905.81 points.
The RTS index increased by 1.98% to 1178.51 points.
In September, the Moscow Exchange index fell by 2.04%, over three quarters – by 4.6%. The RTS index in September fell by 6.36%, in January-September – by 23.91%.