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Market Comment | Trade deal prospects underpin positive market sentiment

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 | Updated on Friday, November 29, 2019

Market Comment | Trade deal prospects underpin positive market sentiment

The mood on financial markets remained positive this week on the back of brighter prospects of a trade deal. Although the ratification of the Hong Kong pro-democracy bill in the US slightly dented market’s risk-on mood towards the end of the week, both positive economic data helped to support markets.

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  • Key points:
  • Political unrest in some LatAm countries has dented investor sentiment towards the region.
  • Positive US data supported the USD.
  • Safe-haven yields remained steady, while Italy’s risk premium widened.
  • Stock indices gained in most countries with the S&P 500 hovering around new record highs.

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