The rest of the European stock exchanges have concluded with increases, with the exception of London, which fell by 0.3%
The Ibex 35 ended the session this Thursday with a rise of 0.17%, which has led the selective to stand at 8,153.4 integers after the Fed decided yesterday to keep interest rates unchanged at a target range of between 0% and 0.25%, the lowest possible level since the US central bank does not consider negative interest rates.
The Fed has indicated that since inflation has long been below the 2% target, its goal is for price increases to be “moderately” above that level for “some time” so that inflation averaged 2%.
To achieve this goal, the Fed has pledged not to raise interest rates until labor market conditions have reached levels “consistent” with what the Fed considers ” full employment ” and until inflation not only reaches 2 % but is “on track” to exceed that number “moderately” for some time.
It has also been known today that the countries of the European Union will begin their vaccination campaigns against the coronavirus between December 27 and 29, provided that the European Medicines Agency gives its approval to the candidate of Pfizer and BioNTech next Monday and the European Commission confirms the authorization for its commercialization in the following days.
In addition to the immediate start of the Covid-19 vaccination in Europe on the eve of Christmas, investors are awaiting negotiations on Brexit.
They have also been attentive to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, which has unanimously decided to keep the reference interest rate for its operations at the historic low of 0.1%. Likewise, it has kept the amount of its asset purchase program unchanged at 895,000 million pounds (993,300 million euros), the same amount that is set in November.
In this scenario, the biggest increases in the Ibex 35 have been presented by Indra (+ 4.19%), Viscofán (+ 3.53%), Mapfre (+ 2.87%), CIE Automotive (+ 2.39%), Amadeus (+ 2.17%), Bankinter (+ 2.03%) and ArcelorMittal (+ 1.97%).
At the bottom of the table are Repsol (-4.93%), Enagás (-3.08%), Banco Sabadell (-2.46%), Telefónica (-1.98%), CaixaBank (- 1.23%), Cellnex (-1.05%), ACS (-0.89%) and Siemens Gamesa (-0.84%).
A barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil, the benchmark for the United States, was trading at $ 48.2, while Brent crude, the benchmark for Europe, was priced at $ 51.37. The rest of the European stock exchanges ended with increases, with the exception of London, which fell by 0.3%. Thus, Paris has risen 0.03%, Frankfurt 0.75%, and Milan 0.12%.
For its part, the Spanish risk premium gained positions up to 58 basis points, with the yield of the ten-year bond at 0.027%, while the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.2254 ‘greenbacks’.