The October futures contract was traded at 9,040.00 in the opening session, 0.1 percent above the previous session’s closing.

The index contract, which followed a buying course yesterday, closed the regular session at 9,035.50 points, 0.9 percent below its previous closing. The index contract was 9,040.25 points in the evening session.

Analysts stated that a negative course was followed in global stock markets with the strengthening of expectations that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) could continue its “hawkish” steps, and stated that today the growth data in the Euro Zone has been placed in the focus of investors.

The Fed is expected to keep the policy rate unchanged at its September meeting

Analysts, who stated that it was considered certain that the Fed would keep the policy rate unchanged at the September meeting, stated that the probability of increasing the interest rate by 25 basis points increased to 44 percent in the November meeting of the Bank.

Analysts noted that the better-than-expected data on the services sector was effective in the said development, adding that the forecasts for the Bank to continue its tightening monetary policy were strengthened.

On the other hand, in the “Beige Book” report, which includes the Fed’s assessments of the current state of economic activity in the country, it was reported that economic growth was “moderate” in July and August, and employment growth slowed across the country.

Analysts stated that today, weekly money and bank statistics in the country, growth in the Eurozone abroad and weekly unemployment applications in the USA will be followed, noting that, technically, 9.100 and 9.200 levels are resistance and 9.000 and 8.900 points are support in the index contract.

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