Japan`s Nikkei index rose to a 7-week high today, up +0,97%. Yen retreated against the dollar and a record high for Wall Street helped the Asian stocks on upbeat U.S housing data. The broader Topix advanced 1,2% to 1,194,69.
European stocks are also up today, helped by Italy`s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. FTSE MIB outperform after Italy`s Prime Minister`s centre-left Democratic Party`s reform were endorsed by a strong showing in European elections.
A big surprise for many nervous «Sell in may and go away»-investors on friday. The U.S indices increased with the DOW up +0,38% to 16,606,27, Nasdaq +0,76% to 4,185,81, and S&P 500 +0,42% to 1,900,53.
ECB`s President Mario Draghi says the policy makers are watching the market closely and once they see low inflation they will be ready to take some action. Draghi said they are looking for a negative spiral to take hold between low inflation, falling inflation expectations and credit.
«We are not resigned to allowing inflation to remain too low for too long», Draghi said today. He is trying to guide the euro area through a fragile economic recovery that remains threatened by subdued pricing power.
Next ECB meeting is June 5 and they are now working on a package including interest-rate cuts and liquidity injections. Many investors will wait for the next ECB meeting and the lower the interest-rate is, the bigger the problem in the economy is. You are tough if you buy stocks now.
04:00 a.m EST ECB President Draghi Speaks
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