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A quarter full of events! A quarter full of trading opportunities!

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
14 September 2020
Global events that influenced the market in the past 3 months

Even though the year started only a few months ago, it seems like one year's worth of events has been compressed in only three months.


On January 3, the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed by Trump's orders when a U.S. drone hit close to Baghdad International Airport. The world expected World War III, but things got sorted out. Of course, the Oil price was affected by this, with 4% in Brent Oil prices after Soleimani was declared dead.

Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, said he would double the total numbers of assets managed in his fight against climate change.

Good news came from the U.S.A. and China when the two countries signed the "phase one" deal, putting an end to two years of trade-war.

After four years since people voted, Britain finally managed to Brexit.

Coronavirus started to be more than pneumonia and took over the world.


Faulty technology was blamed for the delayed Iowa caucus on February 4. This was one of the most important political events, as it could've shown which democratic candidate was up against Trump in this year's presidential election.

One day later, Donald Trump was acquitted from impeachment. He was up for the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

On the tech side, Tesla had the best month so far, going as high as $849 per share.

Facebook changed its political ad policies after Mike Bloomberg used the platform to spread hilarious messages to promote his presidential campaign.

First American dies of Coronavirus infection.

China was under lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the U.S.A. was on its way to an outbreak.


Joe Biden was the front runner during the presidential campaigns.

A price-war started between Saudi Arabia and Russia after the last OPEC+ meeting.

Coronavirus took over the world, making the major economies in the world fall into recession.

The Fed cut the interest rates to help the economy. Many other central banks followed suit.

Stimulus bills are passed all over the world.

Unemployment Claims reached a shocking number: 3.2 million people filed for unemployment in just one week after everything closed due to Coronavirus.

Italy has the most cases of Coronavirus in Europe.

The Olympic Committee decided to postpone until July 2021 the 2020 Japan Olympic Games.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.