World stocks rebounded after positive signals from US-China negotiations

European-American stocks rebounded on Oct. 9 after speculation that China was willing to come to a partial agreement with the US at trade talks taking place this week.

On Wall Street, Dow Jones industrial index increased by 0.7% to 26,346.01 points. The S&P 500 also increased by 0.9% to 2,919.40 points, while the Nasdaq Composite technology index advanced by 1% and closed at 7,903.74 points.

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

On the other side of the Atlantic, European stock markets are also racing.

Specifically, the FTSE 100 index in London (United Kingdom) increased by 0.3% to 7,166.5 points, the CAC 40 index in Paris (France) recorded an additional 0.8% and reached 5,499.14 points. The DAX 30 index on the Frankfurt floor (Germany) advanced 1% to 12,094.26 points.

The EUR STOXX 50 composite index also inched 0.9% and closed at 3,459.14 points.

In the previous 9/10 session, markets dropped sharply after the new US sanctions on 28 Chinese entities led to a backlash from Beijing.

This move has made the situation more tense before the high-level trade talks between the two countries began on October 10 in Washington.

However, markets on both sides of the Atlantic bounced back after reports emerged that a smaller scale deal was still within reach, as Beijing agreed to buy more American agricultural products. In exchange for Washington’s delay in implementing new tariff measures.

This information helped relieve some of investors’ insecurity when it was less than a week before the next US sanctions tax will take effect on October 15.

LBBW expert Karl Haeling said the hope rekindled even though everything seemed to be deadlocked before.

However, senior market analyst Craig Erlam at investment brokerage firm Oanda noted that the market has repeatedly misjudged the signals surrounding previous trade talks.

He said that investors were quick to respond very positively to the more optimistic outlook of the negotiations at this time. But there has been a lot of “jamming signal” surrounding previous talks and this may be just the same.