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Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Market Comment | Financial Markets Found Some Ground

Financial markets moved sideways waiting for further developments on the Middle East conflict. Moreover US-China trade negotiations turned optimistic after China’s Vice Premier Liu He agreed to sign the phase-one trade deal on January 15th.

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  • Key points:
  • Sovereign yields leveled off awaiting for further clues about US-Iran conflict, amid positive prospect for US-China trade deal.
  • Economic data helped to stabilize financial markets: Eurozone inflation rose to 1.3% YoY, while US services sector continued expanding.
  • Oil prices retracted, while equity volatility remained contained but demand for gold and safe haven currencies remained high.
  • Spain's left-wing coalition government (PSOE-Unidas Podemos) won parliamentary support.

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