It was another shortened trading week due to the timing of the New Year holiday period this year. Despite the shortened week, there was no lack of market-affecting news.
It was a shortened trading week due to the timing of the Christmas holiday period this year. The impeachment of Donald J. Trump was pushed to the back burner as Congress left Washington, D.C. for its Christmas break and media outlets began their usual year-end reviews of the markets.
The U.S.-China trade negotiation continues to be the top factor for market volatility. The impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine also resumed this week, and it appears that the House will proceed with drafting formal articles of impeachment.
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The U.S.-China trade dispute continues to provoke uncertainty and volatility in all markets. The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine also continues to foster division and gridlock within the U.S. government.
It was a heavy news week as the Federal Reserve took further action on interest rates, the October Non-Farm Payrolls report was released, and the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump gained traction in the House of Representatives.
1. As fears of further trade war escalations between the U.S. and China seem to be fading, eyes are turning to next week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting by the Federal Reserve. Analysts will be parsing every word of Fed Chair Powell’s statements at the conclusion of next week’s meeting for indications on the near-term…
Hopes that were lifted after last week’s “phase one” deal was worked out between U.S. and Chinese officials as markets were closing on Friday did not remain elevated as the week began.
The ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained the main focus for mainstream media outlets this week.
1. The political pressure against President Trump continued to escalate as the impeachment inquiry got underway this week. The entire inquiry appears to be based around whether Trump pressured Ukraine’s president to conduct an investigation into the Biden family and Trump doubled down this week when he said, during a televised interview with reporters as…