The AEX index trades 0.5% in the minus at 754.3 points around a quarter past twelve after having touched a record position the day before. The Midkap index falls 1.2% to 1050.7 points.
The stock exchanges in Frankfurt, London and Paris also turned red and fell to 1%.
The eurozone economy has emerged from recession, thanks to the easing of corona measures and the global economic recovery. In the second quarter there was growth again, after two previous quarters of contraction.
In the Asian region, major stock markets posted heavy losses on Friday. The Nikkei in Tokyo ended the week down 1.8%. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell more than 2% in the meantime. Chinese technology companies, which showed a strong recovery on Thursday, were again hit hard.
Krist Plaizier, asset manager at Fintessa, emphasizes that the US central bank (Fed) in particular has caused investors to switch to equities across a broad front this week. “Keeping the Fed open about the decision to taper helped the market.”
The mainly good quarterly figures with Shell and Arcelor in the lead also contributed to the good mood, according to Plaizier. “With the substantial increase in its dividend, Shell is back in the picture as a fund for widows and orphans.”
With the sunny stock market climate, Plaizier sees few obstacles in the way for the time being. “Due to the Fed’s reticence and low interest rates, there is still hardly any alternative to equities. Get a good mix of both cyclical stocks and tech funds to get through the summer break with lower trading volumes.”
Prosus sinks again
In the largely red-colored AEX, prosus (-2.1%) lost ground after the strong rally in previous days. Adyen is looking at a loss of 1.7%.
Real estate group Unibail is under considerable pressure with a price loss of 3.6%.
RD Shell slips 0.8%. A day earlier, the share of the oil and gas giant was still on the rise after the enthusiastically received results.
Signify belongs to the frontrunners with a plus of 1%. Unilever gains 0.8%.
hairdresser Air France-KLM price is 1.5% lower after a higher start. The airline group suffered a loss of almost €1.5 billion in the second quarter. The aviation combination does see bright spots, because the bookings are coming in again this summer.
aperam keeps a profit of 0.3%. The steel group almost doubled its net profit in the second quarter thanks to favorable price developments.
WDP climbs 1.1%. The logistics real estate group raised its expectations for the full year after an increase in profits in the first half. The real estate investor will also pay more dividends.
AScX fund Brunel liked it with a plus of 2%. The secondment company is positive about the second half of the year with an expected growth in turnover.
Went to the local market Euronext 3% ahead. The stock exchange operator recorded more turnover and profit last quarter. The operator of, among other things, the stock exchange in Amsterdam saw a record number of 62 IPOs in the second quarter.
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