Divergent central bank policies dominate market news

In this week’s market update:

  • How might European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s latest statements affect European equity and fixed-income markets?
  • October’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes reinforced expectations that a December interest rate hike is likely. What should investors consider as we approach year-end?
  • Following a second consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth in Japan, why did the Bank of Japan not alter its policies this week?

On this week’s Market Week in Review video, Investment Strategist Paul Eitelman discusses divergent central bank policies in the U.S. and Europe and investors’ reactions in light of information coming from both the FOMC and the European Central Bank.

Mark Soupiset hosts this week’s market update, which also assesses inaction by the Bank of Japan despite a second consecutive month of economic contraction there, as well as what International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s endorsement of the Chinese Yuan for the IMF’s reserve currency basket.

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Editorial Note: Market Week in Review will not be filmed next week and will return Friday, December 4, 2015.

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