Market Anxiety High as Doubts on Trump Policies Rise

Shares, oil and the US dollar were all under pressure as global financial markets took fright at the prospect that Donald Trump would fail to deliver on his growth-boosting promises.



In the most nervous conditions since the immediate aftermath of the president’s shock victory in last November’s elections, stock markets in Asia and Europe fell in response to Tuesday’s sharp decline on Wall Street.



The biggest fall in US shares in five months prompted declines in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris and London, which in turn ensured another jittery opening in New York. In the City, the FTSE 100 closed 54 points lower at 7,324.72.

via The Guardian

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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