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Analytics, 17 October 2020

Week 42 in Brief

How did the major indices perform?

U.S. stocks ended a volatile week with modest gains as investors analyzed economic signals and watched for progress towards additional stimulus from Washington. The major indices notched their third straight weekly gains, partly attributed to better-than-expected retail sales in September, along with an improvement in consumer sentiment.

Economic Data & Policy

Stocks in focus

In Europe, stocks closed sharply higher on Friday despite an alarming rise in cases of Covid-19 across the region, driven by optimism that US lawmakers could reach an agreement on fiscal stimulus.

Asian markets finished mixed as of the most recent closing prices.

Commodities and other assets

Currencies

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