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North American markets rose on Monday

North American markets rose on Monday

After opening in uncertainty, Wall Street has advanced in the day Monday: 14 pm, the Dow Jones took 0.15% and the Nasdaq gained 0.20%.

The index Featured Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 26.50 points 17 628.80 points and the Nasdaq, dominated by technology, 9.39 points progressed to 4 805.04 points.

Closely followed by investors, the broader S & P 500 advanced 2.03 point or 0.10% at 2 051.61 points.

The reference oil barrel on the New York market was trading at US $ 41.40, up $ 0.26 or 0.63%.

In Toronto, the S & P TSX fared better than those in New York with a gain of 49.51 point or 0.37% to 13 546.58 points.

The Canadian dollar traded against 76.44 cents US, down 0.59%.

On Friday, the New York Stock Exchange had closed up, the momentum of a good week thanks to the recovery of the oil market and the flexibility of the Federal Reserve: the Dow had gained 0.69% to 17 602.30 points and the Nasdaq 0.43% to 4 795.65 points.

Investors remain on the lookout signs Monday confirming the improvement in economic conditions in the United States. As such, they will monitor the monthly figures of resales, expected down 2.2% in February.

Otherwise, Wall Street remains cautious "to begin an abbreviated week of a session for Friday, in a context of large mergers and acquisitions," summarized the experts of the brokerage Charles Schwab.

In Europe

Euopéennes major stock markets closed lower Monday.

The Paris Bourse closed with a decline of 0.78%, in a market lacking inspiration absence of major economic news.

The London Stock Exchange ended slightly lower Monday, the FTSE-100 index of leading values ​​having lost 5.06 point or 0.08% from Friday's close.

 The Frankfurt Stock Exchange, for its part, is treading water on Monday.

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Master of Economics, University of Harvard, worked as an analyst in a few large companies and specializes in many countries. Currently owned by a large company that conducts assessment of investment attractiveness in the various countries of the world.