World markets are mostly subdued Tuesday as traders and investors worldwide await the results of the U.S. presidential election.
The big development for the world marketplace on Monday is the weekend news the FBI has cleared U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of any criminal charges regarding her personal email server.
European and Asian stock markets were mostly weaker in subdued trading Friday. Traders and investors were awaiting what is arguably the most important U.S. economic report of the month:
European stock markets were mostly firmer Thursday after a U.K. court ruled the government would need a vote from U.K. Parliament to officially start to leave the European Union (Brexit). The ruling could delay the process of the U.K. pulling out of the EU.
World stock markets were mostly weaker overnight and gold prices are posting good follow-through gains Wednesday as the latest polling in the U.S. presidential election also shows a much tighter race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday. European stocks were pressured in part from weaker-than-expected corporate earnings reports and by slumping crude oil prices. Asian stocks were supported by some upbeat economic data coming out of China, the world’s second-largest economy.
In overnight news, the U.K. economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, and grew by 2.3%, year-on-year. The numbers were better than market expectations.
World stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday, following some downbeat U.S. corporate earnings news, including from Apple, and as crude oil prices are slumping this week. There were also some weak consumer confidence reports coming out of the European Union Wednesday.
Global equity markets were mostly firmer Monday, ahead of a busy week of U.S. corporate earnings reports.
World equity markets were mixed overnight. European stock markets traded not far from unchanged as traders and investors debated whether the European Central Bank will or won’t extend its quantitative easing of monetary policy of purchasing bonds.