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Markets are fearful of recent events -Thursday Review, May 28

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
14 September 2020
The current political events put the majority of benchmarks in red territory.

The US

The American benchmarks lost ground after President Trump said he would hold a conference regarding the situation with China. USA30 lost 0.58%, while USA500 fell 0.21%. TECH100 dropped by 0.46%.

Oil managed to recover some of the Wednesday losses, rising 3.84% to $34.07 per barrel. Brent Oil added 5.43% to $36.48 a barrel. 

Gold continued the Wednesday gains and went up 0.39% to $1,717.30 per ounce.   

ICE lost 0.70% and settled at 98.362. 

Asia and Australia

In anticipation of Donald Trump's speech, stocks in Asia fell after Beijing passed the bill regarding Hong Kong. JAPAN225 lost 0.3%. 

HongKong45 fell 0.3%. 

USD/JPY was at 107.67. 

Australia’s ASX lost 0.8%. AUD/USD moved against the current and traded at $0.6630, approaching a two-month high.


In Europe, markets moved in the green territory after a 250 billion Euros stimulus got announced by the EU Commission. Germany30 rose 1.06%. UK100 gained 1.21%, and France40 added 1.76%.

EUR/USD traded at $1.1090 being close to its lowest point reached on March 30.

EUR/GBP gained 0.08% to 0.8986. 

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This information/research prepared by Miguel A. Rodriguez does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any particular person. The research analyst primarily responsible for the content of this research report, in part or in whole, certifies that the views about the companies and their securities expressed in this report accurately reflect his/her personal views and consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk.The research provided does not constitute the views of KW Investments Ltd nor is it an invitation to invest with KW Investments Ltd. The research analyst also certifies that no part of his/her compensation was, is, or will be, directly, or indirectly, related to specific recommendations or views expressed in this report.The research analyst in not employed by KW Investments Ltd. You are encouraged to seek advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit that conforms to your specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular financial needs before making a commitment to invest. The laws of the Republic of Seychelles shall govern any claim relating to or arising from the contents of the information/ research provided. 

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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.