Top Gainers – The World Market
Another aggravation of China-US relations led to the New Zealand and Australian dollars significant decline. China is the main buyer of minerals and agricultural products from Australia and New Zealand. US insists on China’s participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START III). The greenback strengthened due to the Fed’s announcement of a possible rate hike in the future, rather than waiting for inflation to reach the 2% target. The Fed also doubts the need to increase the volume of the current quantitative easing program.
1.Twitter Inc., 16% – an American social network
2. XAUXAG, 13.7% – Gold vs Silver — a gold instrument “Gold vs Silver”
Top Losers – The World Market
1. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company – an American manufacturer of rubber tires for cars, trucks, buses and other wheeled vehicles
2. Rolls-Royce Group plc – a British manufacturer of aircraft equipment and power plants.