Markets closed mixed, dollar recovered ground

FXstreet.com (Edinburgh) – Both the Dow and the S&P500 surrendered part of recent gains on Black Friday trading, losing 0.07% and 0.08%, respectively. On the opposite side, the Nasdaq managed to advance 0.37% bolstered by upbeat performances by Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB). The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar index, closed the day with gains around 80.65 although netting a negative week.

Bourses in Europe closed mostly in red with the exception of the German benchmark, advancing 0.19% for the day and shrugging-off disappointing data from retail sales. The IBEX35 dropped 0.23%, followed by the CAC40, 0.17% …read more