Quarterly results and economic numbers are central to the stock markets

The company’s results will once again dominate stock exchange trading in dark on Thursday. The main focus is on the quarterly numbers of Bank of America and Citigroup. US Bank Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo results were well received on Wednesday. In addition, it is looking at weekly interest claims, retail sales and industrial production for the US, which will be announced later in the day.

Based on the opening indicators, the Amsterdam AEX index is heading to a slightly lower start of the trading day. It appears that other European stock market indices are also opening lower price results. Major stock markets in Asia showed a mixed picture on Thursday.

NSI and RoodMicrotec have come up with numbers for Damrak. NSI real estate fund saw rental income drop in the first quarter. According to CEO Bernd Stahley, the coronavirus pandemic continues to have an impact on the company’s activities. Chip supplier RoodMicrotec saw sales grow strongly in the past quarter thanks to continued strong demand for chips.


The chemical group Avantium announced that it raised 28 million euros by issuing 5.2 million new shares. Industry supplier Aalberts announced that it will acquire British performance solutions group Sentinel. The purchase price is not given.

Investors are also processing the Coinbase Global IPO on Wall Street. The largest US trading platform for digital currencies such as Bitcoin is listed on the NASDAQ Technology Exchange through so-called direct placement. No new shares were issued, but existing shareholders sold off. The pieces were on the market for $ 250. On closing, the share was valued at $ 328.

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AEX Index

European stock markets closed mainly higher on Wednesday. The AEX index rose 0.6 percent to 712.55 points and the MidKap index also rose 0.6 percent to 1044.74 points. Shares in London and Paris rose to 0.7 percent, while Frankfurt lost 0.4 percent. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index closed 0.2 percent higher at 33,730.89 points. The broad S&P 500 index fell 0.4 percent and the technology Nasdaq index fell 1 percent.

The euro was valued at $ 1.1976, compared to $ 1.1973 the previous day. Oil prices showed little movement after the sharp rise on Wednesday. A barrel of US oil cost a larger portion at $ 63.16. Brent oil price increased 0.1 percent to $ 66.64 a barrel.

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