After a complicated week last week, in which the main Western central banks proceeded to “show their cards” – all of them have started or are about to start the process of withdrawing stimuli, which will not prevent that, at least for a few years, its monetary policies continue to be accommodative-, a week that also ended with the four-fold maturity of derivatives on indices and stocks last Friday, which always generates high volatility, and in which the European and US stock markets closed mostly at the decline, investors face a new week in which the pandemic once again monopolizes their attention.
The IBEX 35 is experiencing a black Monday today, with all values negative. Specifically, the selective lost 2.39% in the 8,113 points. The stocks that fell the most were IAG (5.48%), Banco Sabadell (4.64%) and Siemens-Gamesa (4.07%). No value is saved at the opening of this Monday, in which all values open negative.
Within the Continuous Market the most bearish values are Adolfo Dominguez (7.10%), Talgo (4.71%) and Aperam (4.34%). On the other hand, increases for Montebalito (4.05%), Azkoyen (1.41%) and Lar Espana (1.39%).
Repsol will sell its stakes in two Russian joint ventures to its local partner Gazprom Neft. In the first minutes of the opening, Repsol shares fell 2.75%.
65% of Telefonica shareholders opt for the dividend in securities. Telefónica’s securities are down 0.25% ten minutes after opening the market.
Enagas and Elecnor sell two companies in Mexico to Macquarie for 173.8 billion euros. Enagás is down -1.28%.
Vidrala agrees a dividend for 2021 of 0.84 euro / share; Vidrala extends its own share buyback program by 12 months.
In Europe, DAX it yields 2.21%, to 15,191 points. The FTSE -100 it falls 1.6%, to 7,146 points. The CAC-40 falls more than 2%, to 6,787 integers, while the FTSE -100 starts from 26,044 points after falling more than 2%.
Wall Street has closed the week and the day in red (Dow Jones: -1,48%; S&P 500: -1,03%; Nasdaq: -0,07%) after Thursday’s bearish close, which hit technology mainly, which fell more than 2% as investors bet on more defensive and cyclical stocks, such as banks. Regarding the accumulated of the last five sessions, the Dow Jones has fallen almost 1.7%, while the losses in the S&P 500 have been 1.9%. The Nasdaq has fallen since last Friday by almost 3%.
The asian bags They fell after the tightening of restrictions in Europe in the face of the increase in cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19, which threatens to depress the world economy in the new year.
The prices of the Petroleum They fell, with the increase in cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Europe and the US fueling fears that new restrictions on companies could affect fuel demand. Brent futures are down 2.91% at $ 71.32, while West Texas is down 3.57% at $ 68.33.
The prices of the bitcoin cut 2.24% at $ 46,433.4.
Economy and politics
The Netherlands entered a new lockdown on Sunday, as the possibility of further restrictions before the Christmas and New Year holidays loomed over several European countries, as the omicron variant of the coronavirus spread rapidly.
China cut its benchmark lending rate for the first time in 20 months in an attempt to prop up growth in its slowing economy, though it remains cautious about easing conditions in the country’s highly leveraged housing market.
China will tighten enforcement of antitrust laws.
US Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat key to the US president’s hopes of passing a $ 1.75 trillion national investment bill, said Sunday that he will not support the package, prompting disapproval from the White House. .
Fed Governor Chris Waller, a notorious “hawk,” says he believes a rate hike in March is “very likely” and that the central bank could start cutting its balance sheet in mid-2022. of the San Francisco Fed, Mary Daly, refused to rule out a hike in March and was in favor of making up to three hikes next year.