The Russian stock market, which opened with growth of the Moscow Exchange and RTS indices by 1-1.2%, ended Wednesday in different directions.
The Moscow Exchange index by 18:50 Moscow time increased by 2.03% and amounted to 2340.18 points.
The RTS index by 18:50 Moscow time fell by 2.72% – to 1239.07 points.
European stock indicators changed in the morning without a single dynamics, later they rose together.
Asian stock indexes mostly rose, except for the Japanese one.
American stock indicators, having started trading on Wednesday with a decrease, a little later moved to growth.
Oil rose in price in the morning against the backdrop of data on a less significant than expected increase in stocks in the US. During the day, oil prices continued to rise. Oil quotes slowed down after the release of official statistics on changes in fuel reserves in the US. Before the closing of the Russian stock market, Brent was worth $113.7, WTI – $109.9.
In the morning, the stock market rose on expectations of a possible reduction in the key rate by the Bank of Russia, as well as against the backdrop of rising oil prices and improving sentiment on external stock markets, the Moscow Exchange index exceeded the 2300 point mark, led by Magnit securities, despite the further strengthening of the ruble in the conditions of the tax period .
During the day, the stock market remained optimistic on expectations of a possible reduction in the key rate by the Bank of Russia on Thursday, as well as on the back of rising oil prices and improving sentiment on external stock markets; the Moscow Exchange index was above 2300 points.
By evening, the stock market, in addition to improving external sentiment, received support from a corrective rollback of the ruble on expectations of a possible reduction in the key rate by the Bank of Russia; The Moscow Exchange index exceeded 2325 points, led by the securities of Lukoil.