The previous week was full of news and information, but global markets came to an end with a shortage of trading ideas. Macroeconomic statistics are still ambiguous. On Friday, global markets ended mixed. Throughout the previous week, players fixed profits and reduced positioning in stock assets. The results of the Fed meeting coincided with expectations. The federal funds rate was increased by 25 basis points. Today, futures for US indices show some growth, with the high-tech Nasdaq leading. Europe is trading mixed. The oil market is again trying to recover, but still under pressure and pulls the oil and gas sectors of the stock markets lower. The markets of developing countries are increasing the decline – as a reaction to the strengthening of the American currency and the weakness of the markets of comodities. The new week for global markets also begins on an obscure news background. Friday data on consumer confidence and the number of building permits were below analysts’ expectations and thus made it difficult for US indices to rise. The current week will be rich in the speeches of the Fed. The focus of investors is the likelihood of rate hikes and timing. After Friday’s data, the probability of a rate hike in September fell to 15 percent. Also this week, the focus of the markets is country PMI.

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