Thursday, 30 August 2012


The US markets eke out marginal gains following the Fed’s beige book report, but trading was thin and muted throughout most of the session as investors remained cautious ahead of Chairman Bernanke’s speech tomorrow. The CBOE volatility index rose more than 3% to above 17.
Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.03% or 4.49 points at 13107.48. Nasdaq Composite was up 0.13% or 4.05 points at 3081.19. Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 0.08% or 1.19 points at 1410.49.