Evolution of the international financial markets and evaluation of the main events and economic indicators of the previous day session. Available in English.
A week-long losing streak in global stock markets ceased on Friday as better than expected earnings results outweighed a worsening of coronavirus cases in the US and Europe. In Europe, the Eurostoxx50 ended the session 1.7% higher despite new coronavirus retrictions in some cities, while the S&P 500 edged up very slightly.
Investors' mood worsened yesterday amid increasing COVID-19 cases around the globe and worse-than-expected employment data in the US. In particular, initial jobless claims increased last week by 898k (+53k compared with the previous week), the highest level since August.
In yesterday's session, the pause in a vaccine trial after a patient fell ill weighed on sentiment. Stock indices declined across the globe (in the US, Q3 earnings season started disappointing investors) and yields on sovereign bonds edged slightly down. In FX markets, the US dollar strengthened against advanced and emerging economies' currencies.
In the first session of the week, investors' mood improved despite an apparent deadlock in negotiations for a new fiscal stimulus package in the US. Stock indices rose in most trading floors and gains were particularly high in the US, where the surge in tech companies pushed the Nasdaq 100 to its biggest advance since April.
Volatility declined and markets favored risk assets in a light economic calendar day. Stocks rose across advanced and emerging economies as investors focused on the prospects of a new fiscal package in the U.S. and the release of the accounts of the ECB's September meeting.