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World Marketplace Quieter Ahead Of U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday

World equity markets were mixed in quieter trade Wednesday. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly lower openings when the New York day session beings. The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday will keep the world marketplace somewhat muted the rest of this week. The major U.S. stock indexes have this week hit record highs, in the aftermath of the surprise U.S. presidential election that resulted in a win by Donald Trump.

Gold prices are trading near steady in early U.S. dealings.

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World Stock Markets Higher Amid Rallies In Key Commodity Markets And Trump Effect

Global stock markets were mostly firmer Tuesday, boosted by generally higher raw commodity market prices, led by crude oil. Nymex crude oil futures prices hit a three-week high overnight and are closing in on $50.00 a barrel. Energy market watchers now reckon the OPEC oil cartel may be able to come to a final agreement to cut production at next week's meeting. Iran and Iraq are reportedly backing the production-cut plan.

U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward higher openings when the New York day session begins.

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Global Stock Markets, Precious Metals, Lifted By Hopes For Increased Demand From China

World stock markets were mixed to firmer overnight, but selling pressure was limited by higher crude oil and precious metals prices, which in turn supported energy and mining stocks.

Asian stock markets and precious metals markets were supported by comments from China's President Xi Jinping, who said his country will back a free trade area in the Asian region. That could mean more demand for raw commodities coming from China, the world's second-largest economy.

U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward firmer openings when the New York day session begins.

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Strong U.S. Dollar, Rising Bond Yields Pressure Global Stock Markets Friday

Global equity markets were under pressure Friday as the rout in world bond markets continues, amid ideas that better world economic growth and more spending (led by the U.S.) will push interest rates higher and reignite some inflationary price pressures. Some profit taking from recent gains is also featured in world stock indexes Friday. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are moderately lower and fell to a nine-month low overnight.

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World Markets Quieter Ahead Of Busy Day For U.S. Economic Data, Yellen Testimony

World stock markets were mixed to firmer in lackluster trading overnight, ahead of several important U.S. economic reports due for release today. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins.

U.S. economic data due for release Thursday includes the weekly jobless claims report, the consumer price index, real earnings, the Philadelphia Fed business survey, and new residential construction.

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Global Equity Markets Mostly Up as "Trump-Effect" Continues

World stock markets were mostly higher overnight as the "risk-on" trader and investor psychology continues one week after Donald Trump won in a surprising U.S. presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday closed at a new record high. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins.

The key outside markets on Wednesday find the U.S. dollar index trading higher and hitting a 10-month high

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Global Equities Markets Up As Oil Prices Rebound

World stock markets were mostly firmer overnight as the price of crude oil rebounded from multi-month lows hit on Monday. The U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward firmer openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are firmer on some short covering and perceived bargain hunting after hitting a 5.5-month low on Monday.

In overnight news, The Chinese yuan fell to an eight-year low against the U.S. dollar Tuesday

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Global Stock Markets Mostly Firmer, While World Bond Yields Continue To Rise

World stock markets were mostly firmer overnight on a continuation of the "Trump rally" that began after last week's U.S. presidential election.

Banking stocks helped boost the European stock indexes, while an upbeat economic report from Japan supported Asian equities. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward mixed to slightly lower openings when the New York day session begins.

The U.S. Treasury bond and note markets continue to see their yields rise (prices fall) early this week.

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Global Equity Markets See Slight Pullback After "Trump Rally"

Most world stock markets saw corrective pullbacks Friday, following the good gains seen in the wake of the U.S. presidential election. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins. The U.S. stock indexes late this week approached or hit new record highs on the "Trump rally."

Gold prices are lower Friday as the mid-week surge in the safe-haven metal following the Trump U.S. presidential race win has fizzled.

Global Markets

Marketplace Re-Evaluates A Trump Presidency, World Equities Rally

In an about-face, world stock markets made strong rebounds Thursday, as fickle traders and investors began to reckon that a Donald Trump U.S. presidency could actually be good for equities and good for the U.S. economy-the world's largest.

Fewer government regulations would also be good for businesses. Just the day before the same marketplace was spooked by Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. U.S. stock indexes are now not far below their recent record highs.

Stock indexes in Asia and Europe posted solid gains Thursday. U.S. stock indexes are also pointed toward higher openings then the U.S. day session begins.