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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.

Global Markets

World Stock Markets Mixed Monday in Lackluster Trading Amid No Major Developments

European stock markets were mixed overnight and Asian shares were generally higher Monday, with Australia's main stock index hitting a 19-month high.

U.S. stock indexes are pointed to steady to slightly lower openings when the New York day session begins. The marketplace is generally quieter to start the new trading week, with no major news developments to guide world stock and financial market traders.

Gold prices are moderately higher in early U.S. trading Monday as prices are in a three-week-old uptrend on the daily chart

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 Economy

George Soros: Putin Will Rule the EU and Threaten U.S. Democracy

Hedge fund billionaire George Soros warned that the EU is on the brink of democratic collapse – one that could easily bring the U.S. down with it.

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Global Markets

World Markets Quieter, But Gold Up, To Begin Holiday-Shortened Trading Week

Global stock markets were mixed to firmer in quiet trading Tuesday. London markets remained closed Tuesday for the Christmas holiday. There were no major, markets-moving news events overnight, to begin this holiday-shortened trading week.

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

Global Markets

World Markets Subdued On Last Trading Day Before Christmas Holiday

Global stock markets were mixed in very quiet, pre-holiday trading Friday, as the Christmas holiday is on Sunday. Most markets are closed on Monday in observance of Christmas. Some markets close early today. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward narrowly mixed openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are slightly higher on short covering and bargain hunting following recent selling pressure.

Global Markets

World Markets Subdued Ahead Of Christmas Weekend; Heavy Dose Of U.S. Data Out Today

Global stock markets were mostly weaker in very quiet trading Thursday, as the Christmas holiday weekend is fast approaching. World bond markets have also stabilized late this week, following tumultuous trading the past few weeks that has seen government bond yields in several industrialized countries push significantly higher. Expect activity and volatility in many markets to pick up at the beginning of the new year.

Gold prices are slightly lower in early U.S. trading Thursday, and hovering not far above the recent 10-month low.

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.

Global Markets

Terror Attacks In Europe Not Having Major Impact On World Marketplace

Global stock markets were mostly firmer overnight and U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins Tuesday. The world marketplace has not shown big reactions to violence in Europe Monday that included the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey and terror attacks in Berlin and Zurich that left over a dozen people dead. However, the European stock markets did see buying interest limited on the terror attacks, while the Euro currency dropped to a 13-year low overnight, due in part to the attacks.

Many world stock markets are trading near multi-year and/or record highs and it would not be surprising to see those stock indexes at least pause

Global Markets

World Marketplace Quieter As the Christmas Holiday Approaches

Global markets were subdued overnight, on this week before the Christmas holiday. Trading in many markets is likely to get quieter as the week progresses. Many world stock markets are trading near multi-year and/or record highs and it would not be surprising to see those stock indexes at least pause, if not see some profit-taking, into the end of the year.

World bond markets were also quieter to start the trading week and may be stabilizing after several weeks of rising yields