Moscow Exchange releases February indices review, Russian Volatility Index up 16.04%


In February, Moscow Exchange’s Indices reflected the negative trend by the MICEX Index on the Russian stock market. The MICEX Index was down 8.19% to 2,035.77 (from 2,217.39 on 31 January), while the dollar-denominated RTS Index fell 5.56% to 1,099.46 (from 1,164.15).

The dollar depreciated 3.70% against the rouble.

Volatility increased, with the Russian Volatility Index rising 16.04% to 27.35 (from 23.57).

All of the key sectors made losses. The largest downturn was in Oil and gas, the sector index of which fell 10.07%. Metals and mining and Electric Utilities climbed down a respective 9.06% and 8.84%.

The Blue Chip Index decreased 8.46% to 13,222.07 (from 14,443.65).

The Second Tier Index depreciated 6.86% to 6,134.85 (from 6,586.73). The Broad Market Index lost 8.18% to 1,450.71 (from 1,579.90).

More detailed report can be seen here.

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Moscow Exchange releases February indices review, Russian Volatility Index up 16.04%

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