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This President Will Move the Stock Market This Week – and It's Not Donald Trump

Stock markets this week are anticipating major events surrounding two presidents.

However, only one of these important figures will manage to move markets...

China

China Warns U.S. of Large-Scale War in the South China Sea

The U.S. has been officially warned of a potential "large-scale war" in the South China Sea…

Especially if Uncle Sam follows through with potential Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent suggestion...

Global Markets

World Stock Markets Mixed Overnight As Big U.S. Banks' Earnings On Deck

European stocks were mostly firmer and Asian stock markets were mixed overnight. China's stock market saw some pressure after weaker-than-expected export data was released. China's exports in December were down 6.1% from the same period last year. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins. U.S. stock market traders are awaiting a batch of bank corporate earnings reports Friday, including J.P. Morgan Chase.

Gold prices are seeing a mild corrective pullback Friday after hitting a six-week high on Thursday.

Global Markets

Trump Press Conference Grabbing Attention Of World Marketplace

Asian stock markets were mostly higher overnight, supported in part by some recent positive economic data coming out of China, the world's second-largest economy. European stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are firmer in early morning trading Wednesday, and are at a six-week high.

Global Markets

Global Stock Markets Mixed To Weaker; Trump Press Conference In Focus

The world marketplace is anxiously awaiting President-Elect Donald Trump's first press conference since his election, on Wednesday. Already, Trump's Twitter tweets have unsettled stocks and stock sectors. The marketplace perceives that Trump wants better relations with Russia, but may take a hard line on relations with China.

Gold prices are near steady in early U.S. trading and hovering near Monday's five-week high.

China

China Warns Trump It Will "Take Revenge" if He Ends "One China" Policy

China warns President-Elect Donald Trump personally this time…

And it vows to take "revenge" if Beijing's particular message is not thoroughly heard...

Global Markets

World Markets Quieter On This Last Trading Day of 2016

World stock markets were mixed overnight and on this last trading day of the year. There were no major, markets-moving news developments overnight as a quiet, holiday-shortened trading week draws to a close. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward firmer openings when the New York day session begins.

A marketplace feature of late this week is the weaker U.S. dollar index, which is seeing a normal corrective pullback

Global Markets

World Markets Quieter Wednesday As Christmas Holiday Approaches

European stock markets were narrowly mixed Wednesday as markets activity begins to wind down ahead of the Christmas holiday on Sunday. Asian stock markets were firmer, led by China's Shanghai stock index that posted solid gains. A big China securities company on Tuesday said it would honor the fraudulent bond activities from two of its traders, and that calmed nervous investors.

Many world stock markets are near record or multi-year highs and a pause from recent rallies is not surprising.

China

Report: Mysterious South China Sea Buildings Are Massive Weapons Systems

The mysterious South China Sea installations, noticed well over a month ago by satellite imagery, have finally been identified as massive weapons systems.

Still, Beijing is denying that it's up to no good...

Global Markets

World Stock Markets Mostly Up Tuesday; FOMC Meeting Set To Begin

The marketplace is awaiting what is arguably the most important economic event of the month: the U.S. Federal Reserve FOMC meeting, which begins Tuesday morning and ends Wednesday afternoon with a statement. Most believe the Fed will raise interest rates for the first time in a year.

In fact, the Fed funds futures market shows a 100% chance the Fed will raise U.S. interest rates this week. With a Fed rate hike so fully expected, markets have mostly factored it into their price structures.

Thus, don't be surprised to see many markets show a "buy the rumor, sell the fact" scenario following the actual announcement of the Fed rate hike.