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.
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Powell’s testimony to Congress last week indicating the Federal Reserve will likely cut interest rates at the end of the month infused the optimism market participants need badly as they fretted about the state of US-China trade talks. The S&P 500 extended gains 0.8% while the ICE US dollar index lost 0.4%.

The three main US stock indexes added to previous week’s gains while FTSEE 100, Nikkei and Hang Seng pulled back. Dow recorded the biggest gain: it rose 1.5%. Only the Canadian and Australian...

8/7/2019

The agreement by President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume trade talks as they hold off on imposing additional tariffs buoyed global markets last week. The S&P 500 rebounded 1.7% and the ICE US dollar index advanced 1.1%.

The main US stock indexes rebounded last week as major developed market indexes advanced. Nasdaq recorded...

1/7/2019

Uncertainty about US-China trade prospects ahead of Trump – Xi meeting at the G-20 summit in Japan weighed on global markets last week. The S&P 500 paused and slid 0.3% last week as comments by Powell and Bullard indicated less certainty about a July rate cut, with Powell saying Federal Reserve was in ‘wait-and-see’ mode. The ICE US dollar index...

24/6/2019

Global equities accelerated gains last week as comments by heads of European Central Bank, Federal Reserve and Bank of England indicated policy makers of largest central banks were standing ready to easy monetary policies to support economies. The S&P 500 extended gains 2.2% last week after Fed chair Powell said Federal Reserve will “act as appropriate...

17/6/2019

Global markets crawled higher last week despite lingering uncertainty about US-China trade dispute prospects as President Trump indicated he didn’t have a deadline for imposing additional tariffs on China. The S&P 500 added 0.5% last week while the ICE US dollar index recovered 1.0%.

All six major developed market stock indexes extended gains. Nikkei...