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The Ibex falls 0.47% in the mid-session and threatens to lose 10,100 points due to the bank

MADRID, 15 Dic.

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The Ibex falls 0.47% in the mid-session and threatens to lose 10,100 points due to the bank


The Ibex 35 consolidated the downward trend at the opening at midday this Friday and registered a decrease of 0.45%, reaching 10,120.3 points, due to the decline in banking values ​​in a day full of 'macro' references. and in which volatility will be present due to the last 'quadruple witching hour' of the year.

The main indicator of the Spanish market thus registered a provisional decline of 1% in the week, although so far this year it has maintained a significant revaluation of 23%.

Thus, in this session options and futures on indices and stocks expire in both Europe and the United States, in a week that has been marked by Wednesday's meetings of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) and the European Central Bank ( ECB) yesterday.

Banca March experts have assessed in a report that the president of the ECB, Christine Lagarde, was less accommodating than Powell (her Fed counterpart), while pointing out that "now is not the time to let our guard down" regarding the inflation and, in addition, pointed out that the committee is not discussing the timing of the rate cut.

Investors will remain attentive to the new edition of the summit of leaders of the European Union (EU), while in the eurozone it has been known that the deterioration of private sector activity has intensified during the month of December, according to data preliminary PMI, chaining seven consecutive months below the 50-point threshold that separates expansion from contraction.

In this way, the worsening activity of eurozone companies in December rounds out what would be the worst quarterly evolution of the region since the fourth quarter of 2012, if the first months of confinement due to the pandemic in 2020 are excluded. For its part, this afternoon the economic references of this type in the United States will be known.

In the middle section of the negotiation, the biggest falls were recorded by Banco Sabadell (-1.95%), Caixabank (-1.67%), Bankinter (-1.3%), Aena (-1.15%) and Naturgy (-1.08%), while on the opposite side there were barely a dozen positive values ​​with Acciona Energía in the lead (1.86%), followed by Acerinox (1.7%), Solaria (1, 55%) and ArcelorMittal (1.38%).

The rest of the European cities showed uneven behavior at midday: London joined Madrid in the losses by losing 0.5%, while Frankfurt added 0.49%; Milan 0.6% and Paris 0.74%.

At the same time, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.42% and was close to 77 dollars, while Texas stood at 71.9 dollars, 0.47% further.

In the currency market, the price of the euro fell by 0.3% against the dollar, to 1.096 'greenbacks', while the interest on the long-term Spanish bond was reduced to 3.003% (the last time fell from 3% at the end of last February), with the risk premium (the differential with the German bond) at 95.4 points.

In other markets, the troy ounce of gold rose 0.28% and was trading at $2,042, while bitcoin lost 0.6% and stood at $42,735.