AEX is baked with chips; ING gets hit | ...

AEX is baked with chips; ING gets hit | ...
AEX is baked with chips; ING gets hit | ...

Around eleven o’clock the AEX recorded 1.1% in the plus at 571.5 points, close to the highest level of mid-September. The Midcap index rose 0.9% to 825.3 points.

Elsewhere in Europe, stock markets were still looking up as well. The stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Paris thickened to 0.9%.

The mood on Wall Street was already very good last night, despite the persistent uncertainty about the election results in the US. Tech funds, in particular, were able to count on strong buyer interest because of the expectation that potentially stricter rules for the sector would appear to be forthcoming, given the majority of Republicans in the Senate. Futures in the US pointed to a further advance in prices this afternoon.

US President Donald and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are in a neck-and-neck race in several states where votes are still counted. It may therefore take a while before the winner of the presidential election is known. Biden is currently ahead of Trump, but Trump’s team is demanding a recount of the votes in a number of states.

Investors also looked forward to the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision coming out tonight. No major changes in the monetary policy of the US central bank are expected.

Tech funds are leading the way

Slipped into the AEX ING further away with a drop of 6.7%. The banking group announced it would cut about 1,000 jobs at the investment bank and retail units abroad. The corona crisis is still weighing heavily on the bank’s results. In the third quarter, ING’s profit was again much lower than a year ago. Industry colleague ABN also came under pressure and had to give up 2.7%.

From chipfondsen ASML in ASMI pulled the cart firmly with pluses of 3.9% and 6% respectively.

Just Eat Takeaway was also appreciated with a gain of 3.5%. In front of Prosus investors had 3.3% more left.

ArcelorMittal headed fractionally lower. The steel group managed to find its way back up last quarter, after a very challenging second quarter. The steel group benefited from the improved market conditions, including in the automotive industry. Nevertheless, the quarter ended with a loss. Due to the corona crisis, the company is not making concrete predictions for the rest of the year.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield had a bad day with a decline of 2.1%. The real estate fund remains a plaything for speculators because of the dissatisfaction among a number of major shareholders about the planned issue.

RD Shell faced a loss of 1.2%. This brought a halt to the strong recovery since the end of last week.

Leading role BAM

Midkapper BAM could credit 2.7%. The contractor managed to improve its performance “significantly” in the third quarter compared to the first half. The builder also achieved a positive operational result. Supplier for the chip industry Iron took the lead and became worth 5% more.

Heijmans (+ 2.3%) also got involved after an upward revision of the annual forecast.

Elves had a strong trading day and shot up 6.8%. The charging station manufacturer was commissioned in Middelburg.

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