Market volatility increased in anticipation of interest rate hike and ECB stimulus

In this week’s market update:

  • Global equity markets experienced heightened volatility this week as investors anticipate a December rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve
  • Mario Draghi reinforced expectations for stimulative monetary policy in Europe this week. The question remains: What form will the stimulus take, and what will its impact be on the Eurozone economy?
  • The strengthening dollar hammered many commodity prices this week, which had big implications for emerging markets investors.

On this week’s Market Week in Review video, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben explains recent market volatility in light of divergent central bank monetary policies—particularly the anticipated interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve next month and expected stimulus coming from the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mark Soupiset hosts this week’s market update, which analyzes the strengthening U.S. Dollar and its impact on commodity prices and emerging markets globally. Ristuben also gives his views on Mario Draghi’s statements regarding efforts the ECB is considering to jump-start European economic growth.