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Weekly Market Overview (videos)

Currency rates fluctuations and price dynamics of other assets essentially depend on economic and political life in countries, industries and multinational corporations. Political, economic and financial news directly or indirectly affect the price dynamics. The refore, regular monitoring of international news, publications of macro-statistic reports help in Forex and CFD trading.
Every week you have an opportunity to watch market overview on major world events with estimates of their influence on financial markets.

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US stock market gave up previous week’s post-elections gains as technology shares fell led by Apple last week. 1 The SP 500 lost 1.6% and the ICE US dollar index ended down 0.5%.

Major global stock indices reversed their movements from previous week. The Nikkei 225 index recorded the biggest change: it fell 2.6%. The dynamics of major currency pairs’ movements, except for the Australian dollar versus US dollar, also reversed from the past week. The Australian dollar, however, kept rising against...


US stock market post elections rally buoyed global market sentiment last week as uncertainty about changes on US political landscape receded. As Democrats took over House majority the SP 500 gained 2.1% and the ICE US dollar ended up 0.4%.

All major global stock indices except Hong Kong’s added to previous week’s gains.2 The Hang Seng index gave...


Easing of US-China trade war concerns and better than expected US corporate reports and economic data buoyed global stock market last week. 1 The SP 500 rebounded 2.4% last week and the ICE US dollar rose 0.2%.

All major global stock indices recovered from sharp drops of last week. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index booked the biggest gain: it rallied 7.6%....


Global economic growth uncertainties with unresolved US-China trade dispute and weaker than expected US corporate reports overshadowed largely positive US data last week. 1 The SP 500 slumped 3.9% last week, dropping into negative territory for the year and the ICE US dollar extended gains 0.7%.

All major global stock indices ended solidly lower. Nikkei...


Upbeat corporate reports boosted investor confidence last week while the braking effect of higher interest rates on economy remained in focus after Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting minutes revealed plans of policy makers to continue rate hikes. The SP 500 edged up less than a point after 4.1% drop last week and the ICE US dollar gained 0.5%....