The stock market and the ruble at the beginning of the day will grow

The market is expected to open with a moderate increase of about 0.2% according to the MICEX index, in the range of 2095-2100, estimates Vitaly Manzhos from the investment company «Nord-Capital».

«The nearest significant supports will remain the levels of 2090 and 2080 on the MICEX. The marks of 2110, 2130 will act as resistances. Probably, after a moderately positive start of trading, we will once again observe attempts to overcome the level of 2100 on the MICEX index. In case of a successful breakout of this mark, it is possible further movement of the MICEX index to the area of ​​2110 «, — he estimated.

The morning rise in oil prices will further strengthen the ruble at the start of trading, said Vadim Iosub of Alpari.

«The expected daily range for the dollar is 57.1-58.3 rubles, for the European currency — 67.5-68.9 rubles,» he added.


The main US stock indices following the results of last trading fell after reaching records the day before by 0.1-0.2% against the background of the publication of quarterly financial statements of banks.

In particular, Citigroup increased its net profit for the third quarter of 2017 by 8%, to $ 4.133 billion, or to $ 1.42 per share against the value of $ 1.24 a year earlier. Experts had expected the figure at $ 1.32 per share.

US stock futures in the morning were changing in different directions within 0.05%. Asian stock exchanges mostly grew — by 0.1-1%, Japanese Nikkei 225 — by 1%, Shanghai SSE Composite — by 0.2%.

The price of oil in the morning trading fluctuated around $ 56.6 per barrel for Brent.

The euro traded at $ 1.184 against $ 1.1827 at the close of previous trading.


The Russian stock market by the close of Thursday changed in different directions on the indices, winning back a moderate strengthening of the ruble against the dollar. Attempts by the oil market to hold above $ 56 a barrel helped keep stock prices close to the previous close levels.

By the end of the day, the MICEX index decreased by 0.29% — to 2094.96 points, the RTS index rose by 0.06%, to 1143.96 points.

The dollar exchange rate in «tomorrow» settlements following the results of foreign exchange trading on Thursday fell by 0.14 rubles — to 57.7 rubles, the euro — by 0.35 rubles, to 68.22 rubles.

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