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Global equities are in rally mode. Is it because of the dovish comments from the Fed? Or could it be a little year end holiday cheer?
U.S. equities experienced another day of elevated price fluctuations, as the Dow Jones failed to hold onto a 230 point gain. Oil continues its free fall, returning to levels last seen during the depths of the financial crisis.
Equity weakness resumed today with energy prices continuing to plunge to multi-year lows. Weakness was broad amongst different market segments and company sizes.
U.S. equities showed a weak open on the back of news from the ECB. However, the selling pressure didn’t last long and equities ended mostly unchanged. The S&P 500 posted a small decline of 0.11% to 2,072.
Holiday weeks are generally quiet and this week begun no differently. U.S. stocks jumped higher out of the gate following strength abroad. Similar to Friday, the gains quickly faded as investors failed to support initial strength.