European stock exchanges were still shut the day after Christmas Day. But US traders were back at work vying for a chunk of an impressive year end rally. We took a look, and talked with New York correspondent Markus Koch.
Plummeting stocks have shocked traders. After a long stretch of serenity, an unexpected storm has hit stock exchanges. We're witnessing a worldwide sell-off, but things will calm down shortly, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Europe's main stock markets recovered at the start of trading on Monday following tentative rebounds in Asia. However, analysts believe volatility will remain high amid fears of rising inflation in the United States.
Stock investors are in celebratory mood as no other asset class is doing better than equities these days. As the bull run continues breaking all-time highs virtually every week, DW's Lars Halter sees clouds emerging.
Two of New York's main indices made modest gains on Friday to close the week at new all-time highs. Financial stocks and retail spending declined while the president's office warned of a higher budget deficit.
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