The euro has lost ground against all major currencies during the last 12 months as a result of both political and economic factors. A budget bust-up between Brussels and Italy is just the latest problem impacting the single currency.
Read about the effects of the US employment report. Trade CFDs on USD, stocks and oil.
Cryptocurrencies have been on a rollercoaster ride during the last year and there is no guarantee of calmer times in 2019. Traders need to consider a range of factors in order to give themselves the best chance of success in the months ahead.
Gold, the ultimate safe haven asset in times of stress, is failing fully to benefit from trade wars, political difficulties and tensions with Russia. The price has lost more than 5% during the past 12 months, with some suggesting the US dollar and cryptocurrencies are giving bullion a run for its money.
Continental stock markets have suffered a torrid month, with all bar one lower on October 2 than they had been on 3 September. Political difficulties in Italy, France and Germany seem to have combined with a cloudier economic outlook to bear down on share prices.
London shares were lower this morning as the Conservative Party’s conference enters its last two days. Tomorrow, Prime Minister Theresa May will try to unite the different wings of the party behind her vision of Brexit.
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US equities put end to four straight sessional declines