Investment Markets Overview — W/E 4th November 2016

Nine…days of consecutive falls for the S&P 500 last occurred 36-years ago in 1980, until now that is. A combination of ongoing currency volatility, bond yield direction questions surrounding three major Central Bank monetary policy meetings held this week and, of course, the impending US Presidential election uncertainty, rattled investors for all asset-classes. Throw in the UK High Court judgement that the government will not be allowed to invoke Article 50, which starts the process of leaving the EU, without a vote in Parliament and you have a serious recipe for market volatility. Some guidance on the British Pound woes, US Treasury yields and the prospect of a Trump victory were pulled together within the mid- week blog, “Pounding Higher with No Bust,” with two of them proving correct and the third still unknown but looking to be better odds than a week ago. The last “week ending overview” also observed the importance of Apple and Amazon’s share price to the fortunes of the main US stock-indices and this week was telling.

For further comment on the above, together with other interesting market observations from this week, supported by thought-provoking charts, read on

4-nov-16

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Additional Commentaries:
•US economic data . . .
•Euro-Zone . . .
•The UK . . .
•Out East . . .
•The $US index . . .
•Within the commodities complex . . .
•Economic data due next week includes . . .

  So, the Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, is staying pat after all following rumours that he was set to depart ……

Charts:
1.  Indices Weekly
2. US Personal Spending V US Average Earnings
3. EZ Consumer Confidence V EZ GDP & Stoxx 50
4. Japan Consumer Confidence V Japan Housing Starts
5. Commodities Weekly

Table:

13 Indices, 11 columns of detailed information, for accurate analysis

                                                    “From Hero to ?”

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