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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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The US dollar index has been growing all last week and has updated a maximum of 6 weeks. Investors viewed it as a currency - a refuge against the backdrop of global trade wars and a slowdown in the global economy. The European Commission lowered its forecast for GDP growth in the Eurozone to 1.3% in 2019 compared with actual growth of 1.9% in 2018. Excluding the UK, the economy of the remaining 27 EU countries in the current year could grow by 1.5%, which is noticeably lower than the growth by 2.1%...

4/2/2019

Dovish Federal Reserve statements as Chairman Powell indicated there would be a pause in interest rate hikes and the central bank could afford to be ‘patient’, boosted investors risk appetite last week. Chinese pledge to buy more American goods as US-Sino tow-day talks ended with President Trump tweeting negotiations will result in a very big deal...

28/1/2019

Renewed global growth concerns after official data confirmed China’s growth in 2018 was at lowest since 1990 weighed on equities markets last week. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% and the ICE US dollar index lost 0.6%.

Nevertheless major stock indexes, except Britain’s benchmark, extended gains. Britain’s stock market retreated following Brexit deal...

21/1/2019

Positive corporate earnings updates and reports Washington and Beijing are considering measures including easing tariffs and increasing imports respectively to facilitate US-China talks scheduled for January 30-31, supported global markets last week. The S&P 500 rose 2.9% while the ICE US dollar index rebounded 0.7%.

All five major stock indexes extended...

14/1/2019

S&P 500 and Dow exited correction territory last week against the background of rebounding global markets buoyed by Fed chair Powell’s comments the Federal Reserve has the ability to be patient on monetary policy. The S&P 500 rebounded 2.5% while the ICE US dollar index lost 0.5%.

All five major stock indexes ended sharply higher. Nikkei and Heng...