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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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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 Sang led the gains: they rallied 4.1%. Out of six major currency pairs only the euro and Swiss franc reversed previous week’s dynamics against the...

7/1/2019

Fed chair Powell’s dovish comments and optimism US-China trade talks, which start today in Beijing, will help resolve differences between world’s two largest economies supported global equity markets in the first week of 2019. Powell’s comment “wouldn't hesitate to change if Fed came to conclusion balance sheet was problem” signaled the central...

24/12/2018

The Federal Reserve statement, after the central bank raised the federal funds rate a quarter point for the fourth time this year, was deemed not dovish enough by markets as the Fed projected 2 rate hikes in 2019, down from 3 seen earlier. The SP 500 sank 7.1% and the ICE US dollar index fell 0.5%.

All major stock indexes ended sharply lower. Nasdaq...

17/12/2018

Uncertainty about the outcome of reopened US-China trade negotiations weighed on global equities last week despite reports China is prepared to allow foreign corporations greater access to the Chinese market. US stock market extended losses: The SP 500 fell 1.2% led by health care shares while the ICE US dollar index gained 0.1%.

London’s FTSE 100...

3/12/2018

Dovish comments by Federal Reserve chair Powell and hopes for strong sales in the post-Thanksgiving holiday season lifted US equities last week. US stock market recouped previous week’s losses as Powell’s statement the interest rate is now “just below” neutral rate was interpreted as a signal the central bank may slow the pace of rate hikes...