The New York Stock Exchange closing down slightly this last session of the week. Over the year, the Dow Jones gained 5.5% while the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.8%. Wall Street has had a lackluster year 2011. Just like the last session that saw the Dow Jones lost 0.57% to 12,217.56 points, the Nasdaq Composite, 0.33% to 2605.15 points and the S & P 500 1257.60 points.
The warning of Spain on its deficit to remind investors that the difficulties of the euro area are likely to persist in 2012. While concerns about the debt crisis are latent in the eurozone, the euro is still worth today. To 22 hours (French time), the euro stood at 1.2947 dollars against 1.2960 dollars last night.
Oil markets, the same uncertainty prevails: a barrel of “light sweet crude” (WTI) for February delivery lost 0.93% to 98.96 dollars on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The price of Brent North Sea for the same term has lost, in turn, 0.44% to 107.52 dollars on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in London. As for values, AMR (-32.10% to 0.35 dollars), The parent of American Airlines, will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange following its bankruptcy filing, she said in a statement.