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The Snippet Markets Ahead for the Week of December 13

Markets ahead are heading positively to the Holidays



The Snippet Markets Week Ahead
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A Snippet flash of the week’s market ahead [Monday, December 13, 2021]

Snippet Markets Week Ahead: Global markets operate positively in a week marked by the Fed‘s decision. 📈

Asian stocks rallied along with US stock futures on Monday, aided by signs that China may take steps to boost its economy.

MSCI’s Asia-Pacific stocks indicator advanced for the fourth session in five with a focus on trading in China. The country’s top decision makers signaled last week that policies could become more growth-friendly next year. Economists predict that China will start adding fiscal stimulus in early 2022.

US equities closed at a new record on Friday after yet another release of inflation data that came in line with forecasts.

The Federal Reserve is expected to speed up the stimulus withdrawal and perhaps open the door to interest rate hikes in 2022 if price pressures remain near a four-decade peak at its meeting on Wednesday.

About 20 central banks are expected to hold meetings this week, including the Fed, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. These decisions have the potential to increase market volatility as investors assess the resilience of the global reopening to less generous monetary settings.

On the virus front, Boris Johnson warned that the UK is facing a “wave” of Ômicron infections and has set a year-end deadline for the nationwide booster vaccination programme.

Geopolitics remains in focus. On Sunday, G7 foreign ministers warned Russia to scale back its activities in Ukraine or face “massive consequences”

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