EURO STOXX 50 Stock Market Index 2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar
STOXX 50 equity Trade Price increased 44 points or 1.27% to 3509 on Friday August 4 from 3466 in the previous trading session. Historically, the EURO STOXX 50 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 4557.57 in July of 2007 and a record low of 1809.98 in March of 2009.
European stocks opened higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in the energy sector due to a rally in oil prices, while investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy decision due later in the day.
During European morning trade, the EURO STOXX 50 rose 0.24%, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.45%, while Germany’s DAX 30 eased up 0.09%.
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Investors were hoping that the Fed’s rate statement, due later Wednesday, will reveal more about policy plans for the second half of the year, with markets paying close attention to details of when and how the Fed will start reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
Investors also remained focused on the investigation into alleged links between U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration and Russia in last year’s election.
A rally in oil prices pushed energy-related stocks higher on Wednesday. Shares in French oil and gas major Total SA (PA:TOTF) gained 0.31% and Italy’s ENI (MI:ENI) advanced 0.83%, while Spanish rival Repsol (MC:REP) climbed 0.65%.