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Stocks struggled at the beginning of the week - Monday Review, November 30

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
06 December 2020
Vaccine news is starting to lose its effect on the markets. New Sino-US tensions are in focus

The US

The majority of benchmarks ended in the red as the Trump Administration was considering banning two major Chinese entities: SMIC and CNOOC. USA30 fell 1.1%, while USA500 went down 0.5%. TECH100 rose 0.04%.

Crude Oil lost 0.4% and traded at $45.34 per barrel.

Gold traded at $1,780.86 per ounce after it closed down 0.4%.

The Dollar Index traded at 91.847 after it gained 0.05%.


Asia and Australia

Japan225 gained 0.01% after the industrial production grew 3.8% in October, missing the 3.9% consensus.

HongKong45 edged down 0.18% as the number of COVID-19 infections continued to rise, leading to schools’ closure.

Down under, Australia200 lost 0.71% ahead of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy meeting.



Even though Pfizer’s vaccine could receive approval from the UK’s regulators didn’t move the markets. Moreover, the fact that the European Medicines Agency could consider both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines eligible for use, left the benchmarks unimpressed. Europe50 slipped 1%, while Germany30 was down 0.3%.

France40 fell 1.4%. UK100 inched 1.6% lower.

Brent Oil traded 0.6% lower at $48.18 a barrel.

EUR/USD closed 0.07% lower at 1.1954.


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.