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International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, allowing nations to reap the benefits of their comparative advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.
Each day, billions of dollars in capital, goods and services are transported across the globe to consumers and producers.
Often recently when we see a drop in the price of crude oil the FTSE 100 index follows it lower.
Historically there is no correlation between oil and stocks but from time to time the FTSE and oil move in the same direction.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst, picks three stocks from last week’s most-bought shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Investment insights highlights this week are: Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and Tullow Oil which all stand out in a good and in a bad way last week.
December 2015 marked the high-point for US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s monetary policy, or so it seemed. The rate increase (‘hike’ seems far too strong a word) was the moment at which the emergency policy settings from the financial crisis came to an end.
That was then, this is now. In the past week or so we have had meetings at which the ECB and the Bank of Japan have shifted their policy towards a more dovish stance.
2016 is expected to be a volatile year for the global financial markets, as uneven economic growth, weak commodity prices and a slowing bull market set the stage for a low-yield environment.
For the forex market, these trends may give a boost to the US dollar, weaken commodity currencies and result in more aggressive monetary easing from central banks.
Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Oil and gold futures headed lower on Friday, along with much of the base metal complex, as weekend profit taking in Europe and mixed data from the US weighed on trading patterns.