On Tuesday, the 19th of November 2019, a gauge of global stock indices faltered, while shares in Europe failed to extend gains and Wall St. had retreated from its record closing highs after US President Donald Trump’s downbeat comments on China tariff.
Meanwhile, the American dollar had extended its three-day long losing streak, as looming uncertainties over an impeachment inquiry had largely offset earlier gains brewed off a Sino-US trade deal hope. In point of fact, equity indices in the United States and Europe were bushed on Tuesday’s (November 19th) trading session after an impeachment inquiry against the US President Donald Trump yielded by the Democrats earlier this month had gained momentum, as the inquiry had been focusing on a July 25th phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy while Trump asked Zelenskiy to set out two fresh probes on former US Vice President Joe Biden which in effect would have benefitted Trump politically.
Besides, citing that an impeachment inquiry against Trump alongside controversial comments over a Sino-US trade deal had dented investors’ optimism, a senior portfolio manager at SlateStone Wealth LLC in New York, Robert Pavlik said on Tuesday’s (November 19th) market wrap-up, “There’s a lot of pontification that (President Trump) needs a trade deal and given the impeachment that’s going on phase 1 is likely but he can’t give up too much or he’ll lose face.
The impeachment inquiry is being paid special attention to by the Chinese. It puts the president in a less powerful position. He’s somewhat disarmed and they know he has to reach some kind of agreement to get re-elected.
” Citing statistics, in the Europe, the regional pan-European index STOXX 600 shed 0.06 per cent, while MSCI’s gauge of stock indices across the globe that keeps track of 49 stock exchanges ended flatlined. Meanwhile, emerging market index gained 0.42 per cent, while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares except Japan added 0.64 per cent, nonetheless, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was tottered 0.53 per cent on Tuesday’s (November 19th) market round off.