The AEX index closed 0.2% lower at 606.39 points. The AMX rose 0.5% to 905.04 points. The price signs in London (-0.9%), Paris (-0.2%) and Frankfurt (-0.4%) turned red.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index shot above the 30,000 mark for the first time in history on Tuesday. The broad S&P 500 also hit a record, partly because US President Donald Trump seemed to be paving the way for his Democratic rival Joe Biden to the White House. The scholarships in New York rates divided at the end of the afternoon. The Dow fell 0.5%, falling below the 30,000 point mark. Nasdaq technology exchange just climbed 0.2%.
According to trader Daam-Martijn van Holst (ABN Amro), investors are recovering from the enthusiasm of the day before, that in America already back to normal-rally is mentioned because of the prospect of a normalization of the world economy with the advent of corona vaccines. He points out that later this week due to Thanksgiving, with Wall Street closing its doors tomorrow and only open half a day on Friday (Black Friday), is expected to be less of a spectacle. “Furthermore, it remains to be seen how the bargain hunt of consumers will proceed in corona time.”
Asset manager Renco van Schie (Valuedge) also expects no fireworks on the financial markets for the rest of the week. “What we do need in the near future is that there are signs that economic growth will pick up in 2021. That could be the fuel for a further rally on the stock markets.”
Unilever in the lead, Aegon at the bottom
In the AEX was Unilever the seasoning with a plus of 5.2%. The food giant owed the price jump to a cheerful report from Jefferies. The securities house thinks shareholders will benefit from the merger of the Dutch and British part of Unilever per next Sunday.
KPN became worth 2.1% more. The telecom concern announced on Tuesday half a million Dutch households annually to connect to fiber optics. Chip supplier ASMI plus 1.7%.
Insurer Aegon (-3.9%) was the biggest drop among the main funds. The financials also stated ABN Amro (-2.9%) in ING (-2.7%) under pressure. The ECB warned that European banks may need to set aside more money for bad loans. The amounts of money that banks have put in the straw pot are lower than in previous crises and also lower than among American peers, according to the central bank.
The AEX was also pulled down by stock market heavyweight Royal Dutch Shell (-2.1%). The energy group did not profit today from the rise in the oil price above $ 48 a barrel. Biotechnology company Galapagos fell 3%.
Healthcare technology group Philips gave in 0.1%. According to CEO Frans van Houten, the Netherlands should convert the exchange of patient data that has been set up to combat the corona pandemic in a permanent health cloud.
In de AMX was PostNL (+ 3.9%) the largest riser. Real estate fund Eurocommercial (+ 3.4%) in sportschoolketen Basic-Fit (+ 3.2%) were also on the rise.
BAM suffered from profit taking after rising as much as 48% in the past two days in response to the expansion of the collaboration with pension investor PGGM. The builder returned 10.1% today.
Altice Europe declined 0.7%. The private investor Next Private has made a formal offer for the cable and telecom concern. The investment vehicle of businessman Patrick Drahi, the founder of Altice, has € 2.5 billion to do this.
With the small cap funds Vivoryon 6.6% higher. The biotechnology company will come with a quarterly update on Thursday.
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