On Wednesday, only green numbers were in sight on the leading main indices on Wall Street. Thus, the week’s uptrend continues, but at a slower pace than before.
- The technology index did best Nasdaq, which rose by 0.64 percent, to 15,786.
- The market pulse S&P 500 climbed 0.31 percent, to 4,701.
- The industry index Dow Jones could point to the lowest rise of the three, with an upward adjustment of 0.10 percent, to 35,754.
The Vix index – also called the “fear index” – because it measures the expected fluctuations on the S&P 500 over the next 30 days, fell by 8.73 percent to 19.98. Thus, the “fear” of how the markets will develop further has calmed down. A Vix score of less than 20 indicates a normal level, where there is little fear in the markets.
The yield on the ten-year US government bond – the ten-year – rose by 4.6 basis points, to 1.526 per cent.
The dollar price of a barrel of North Sea oil Brent rose by 0.81 percent, to 76 dollars a barrel. WTI oil rose 0.79 percent, to $ 72.69 a barrel.