Thursday, 26 November 2015
U.S. stocks ended unchanged on Wednesday in a thinly-traded pre-holiday session as traders prepared to leave for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. European stocks rose by the most in a week Wednesday, helped in part by losses for the euro on a report about the European Central Bank’s considerations for expanding its stimulus efforts for the Eurozone economy. Most Asian markets slipped Wednesday amid escalating geopolitical tensions, after Turkish military shot down a Russian jet fighter, though a rise in oil prices overnight lifted some energy shares in the region.
The US dollar is currently trading at 1.06 to the euro; 1.51 to the pound and will buy 122.55 Japanese Yen or 14.15 South African Rand.
Spot gold is currently trading at US$ 1 072.90/oz. and platinum at US$ 852.00 /oz. Brent crude oil is currently trading at US$ 46.04 per barrel.