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Trading News to Watch Next Week (24-28 December 2018)

‘Tis the season of joy and celebration! And as the families all over the world gather ‘round the fireplace with a glass of hot cocoa, the markets have naturally taken a back seat on everyone’s minds…

Only not quite. Check out our final market report for this year to see which economic events you might want to keep on your radar and make the most of your 2018 trading efforts. Ready? Let’s go!

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Should You Trust Market Crash Forecasts?

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Incredibly low interest rates over the past decade. Surging debts on a global scale. Escalating trade tensions between leading economic powers. Extreme currency volatility.

These are all troublesome signals that immediately raise red flags in everyone’s minds about an impending financial crisis. And rightfully so since, if history has taught us anything, it’s that the markets go through repeated economic cycles of expansions and contractions.

But while most of us can sense that an economic downturn is probably coming, trying to come up with an accurate market downturn prediction can be a real brain-twister. With that said, what makes a market crash so notoriously difficult to predict in spite of all the “obvious” clues?

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Trading News to Watch Next Week (10-14 December 2018)

The Christmas holidays being just around the corner, yet the recent arrest of the daughter of the CEO of Huawei and the significant setback of some major indices have left the markets in a rather sour mood. That said, there are still many events that every investor should definitely not miss out on, starting with:

  • NAB Business Confidence (AUD);
  • FED Chair Powell Testifies (USD);
  • SNB Press Conference (CHF).

Ready to view the full list of events? Let’s dive right in.

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