This rise occurs after the Madrid selective left 15.45% in 2020, falling to the level of 8,000 integers. However, it is still far from the 10,000 points it reached a few weeks after the start of the pandemic in Spain in March 2020.
The IBEX 35 after this rise of 0.46% to 9,713.8 points closed the year with a cumulative rise of 7.93%. 0.94% was left in the fourth quarter and 4.92% in December.
The EURO STOXX 50 was down 0.50%, the German Dax down 0.21%, the French CAC 40 down 0.16% and the FTSE Mib closed flat. London’s FTSE 100 was down 0.24%.
The most bullish stocks this Thursday were PharmaMar with a rise of 2.85%, Cellnex 1.31%, Iberdrola 1.22%, Inditex 1.21% and Siemens-Gamesa 1.15%. Telefónica today left 1.61%, ArcelorMittal 1.24%, Acerinox 1.13%, Naturgy (Gas Natural) 0.93% and Mapfre 0.85%.
In Spain, the Public Health Commission, in which the autonomous communities and the Ministry of Health are represented, agreed yesterday to reduce the quarantine of all positives for Covid-19 to seven days, compared to the ten currently set.
Regarding macro data, this Thursday it was published that the CPI rose 1.3% in December compared to the previous month and shot up its year-on-year rate to 6.7%, more than two points above the rate in November (5.5%) and its highest level in 29 years, due to the rising cost of electricity and, to a lesser extent, food.
The Euribor, the index to which most Spanish mortgages are referenced, will close December around -0.502%, which represents a notable decrease compared to the -0.487% registered in November. In the absence of knowing the data for this Thursday and Friday, the last days of the month, the forecast is that the index will fall below -0.500% after several months, between March and November, in which it has been oscillating between -0.490% and -0.480%.
Investment funds have increased their assets by 15.1% throughout 2021, to exceed 316,084 million euros, which represents 41,312 million above the end of 2020, according to provisional data released by Inverco. By category, the largest increases have been experienced by global funds (24,588 million), international equities (with 13,703 million), fixed income (with 7,421 million) and mixed fixed income (5,537 million), while Guaranteed funds (-4,891 million), mixed equity funds (-2,736 million) and absolute return funds (-954 million) suffered falls in equity.
At the corporate level, most of Telefónica’s directors have chosen to collect the dividend in shares, by virtue of the options offered by the scrip dividend paid by the company on December 17, as recorded in the records of the National Market Commission de Valores (CNMV).
The United States subsidiary of Banco Santander has once again extended the deadline to attend the Public Acquisition Offer (OPA) on the 20% that it does not control of Santander Consumer USA, this time until January 5. It is the eleventh time that the bank has extended the acceptance period, which began on September 7 and should have ended on October 4. The entity has been increasing the term pending the pertinent regulatory approvals.
On the other hand, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stands at a price of $ 79.50 with an increase of 0.59%, while West Texas stands at 76, 94 dollars after appreciating 0.60%.
Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.1350 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium closed the year at 74.40 basis points, with the interest demanded on the ten-year bond in the 0.56%.