(AOF) – Up at the opening, European markets spent most of the session in the red. After an attempt to return to the green, the CAC 40 ended down 0.03% to 7042.23 points. The EuroStoxx50 for its part fell 0.06% to 4,281.46 points. In the United States, the indices were moving below their waterline, with the Dow Jones falling 0.29%. Wall Street will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving and open for a shortened session Friday.
As a result, many economic statistics have been published in advance today. Thus, durable goods orders fell 0.5% in October 2021. The Briefing.com consensus forecast an increase of 0.2% after -0.4% in September.
In contrast, consumer data surprised favorably. U.S. household incomes rose 0.5% in October 2021 on a month-to-month basis, and their spending rose 1.3%. These indicators were expected respectively up 0.2% and 1% by the Briefing.com consensus.
The University of Michigan consumer confidence index stood at 67.4 in November 2021, according to a final estimate. The previous estimate was 66.8. In October, the index stood at 71.7.
However, investors remain concerned about the new wave of Covid affecting Europe. They worry about the threat of further restrictions or even lockdowns. After Austria, Czechoslovakia thus decreed a confinement of 15 days.
In terms of values, Elior fell slightly despite the initially well-received annual outlook. In contrast, technology stocks continued to be under pressure from rising long rates.
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