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The first three days of the week saw strong gains for stocks around the world, but sentiment was more muted Thursday.
Global markets are rallying after Chinese industrial data smashed predictions to paint a rosier-than-expected picture of the world economy.
While the specter of yield-curve inversion — a recession red flag — remains, movement in US-China trade-war talks appeared to steady stock markets.
Warnings in the bond market sent Asian equities plummeting, but US futures and European shares were either flat or only slightly lower early Monday.
Hopes for a US-China trade-war deal have been boosted by confirmation that high-level talks will continue despite recent difficulties.
The fresh shutdown, which was set to begin Saturday, could be averted in a deal with $1.4 billion in border-barrier funding, and markets love it.
It looks set to be a busy week in markets, with fresh trade talks between the US and China, and the possibility of a fresh government shutdown.
Trump’s combative State of the Union ‘left traders empty-handed’ — markets are mixed as investors await GM earnings, Fed
US futures were lower Wednesday morning; traders had little to digest in the State of the Union address and were awaiting new comments from the Fed.
The unprecedented US shutdown is the latest headache for the stock market — and some experts say it could speed up the next recession
"There could be a negative multiplier when you suddenly have 800,000 people with reduced purchasing power," Ross Yarrow of the Robert W. Baird said.
US and Chinese officials on Monday were set to begin two days of talks in Beijing. Ahead of the talks, President Donald Trump predicted "good things."