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Stock markets dip on fading US stimulus hopes and poor earnings

October 15, 2020 10:00

 Stock markets dip on fading US stimulus hopes and poor earnings

Global stock markets have continued to fall for the third straight day as hopes for a US stimulus before the election fade. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that reaching a stimulus deal to help navigate the economic impact of the coronavirus would be difficult before the election as both parties still remain far apart on some issues.

Earnings season has also kicked off with very mixed results. Banking giants Goldman Sachs and Bank of America's results topped analyst expectations but Wells Fargo and United Airlines fell well short. This is now the second earnings season to take place over the pandemic and is arguably the most important one.

Today, investors await earnings for Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab and Walgreens Boots Alliance, among others.

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 Admiral Markets MetaTrader 5 Web, SP500, Monthly Source: Admiral Markets MetaTrader 5 Web, SP500, Monthly - Data range: Oct 1, 2006, to Oct 15, 2020, performed on Oct 15, 2020, at 7:09 am BST. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.


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