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.
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.
Wall Street had a bumpy start to 2016. And for a long time, the odds were that traders would end the year amid heavy losses. DW correspondent Sophie Schimanski explains why there's a happy ending after all.
The US stock market has risen sharply since Donald Trump's election victory - but this may turn out to be a flash in the pan, says DW's Rolf Wenkel.
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