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World Marketplace Awaiting OPEC Meeting To Kickoff Wednesday

Global stock markets were narrowly mixed overnight. European stock markets were mostly firmer as Italian financial stocks posted a recovery from recent losses. Asian stocks were mixed, with buying interest limited by lower raw commodity market prices Tuesday. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are moderately lower in early U.S. trading Tuesday

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Global Stock Markets Mostly Weaker; Focus On OPEC Meeting Wednesday

World equity markets were mostly weaker overnight. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins. Traders and investors worldwide are anxiously awaiting the results of this week's OPEC oil cartel meeting.

Some reckon OPEC may be able to come to a final agreement to cut production, as the cartel reported in September

Global Markets

World Markets Subdued, Awaiting Reopen of U.S. Markets After Thanksgiving Holiday

Global stock markets were narrowly mixed in quieter trading Friday, and awaiting the open of U.S. markets that were closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Japan's Nikkei stock index hit a 10-month high Friday amid the recent decline in the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar.

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

Global Markets

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.

Global Markets

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.

Global Markets

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.

Global Markets

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

Global Markets

Trump's Win Roils World Markets; Gold Sharply Up, World Stock Markets Down

Gold prices are sharply higher and trading above $1,300.00 an ounce. World stock markets sold off sharply and U.S. stock indexes are pointing toward solidly lower openings when the New York day session begins. U.S. stock indexes are trading well off their lows seen overnight, however.

The U.S. Treasury bond and note markets are trading with steep losses in prices and have hit multi-month lows, after trading sharply higher late Tuesday evening.

Global Markets

World Marketplace On Hold, Awaiting U.S. Presidential Election Results

World markets are mostly subdued Tuesday as traders and investors worldwide await the results of the U.S. presidential election. The latest polls generally show Hillary Clinton with a slight lead. However, the U.K. Brexit vote results in June that defied the polls are still on the minds of many.

The marketplace would take a surprise victory by Donald Trump as an injection of keen uncertainty and trading in many markets would likely become volatile.

Global Markets

Risk Appetite Returns After FBI Clears Hillary Clinton of Criminal Charges

The big development for the world marketplace on Monday is the weekend news the FBI has cleared U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of any criminal charges regarding her personal email server. World stock markets and the U.S. dollar rallied and gold prices and the Japanese yen sold off Monday, following that news.

Risk appetite is back in the marketplace just one day ahead of the U.S. election.