Global Stock Markets Lifted As U.S. Senate Passes Tax-Cut Blueprint
October 20, 2017 at 08:02 AM EDT
World stock markets were mostly higher overnight. U.S. stock indexes are also pointed toward firmer openings when the New York day session begins. Global equities were boosted overnight in part on news the U.S. Senate passed a tax-reform blueprint package late Thursday. If the so-called blueprint becomes law it would likely help to stimulate the U.S. economy via lower tax rates. Gold prices are lower in pre-U.S.-session trading amid the keener risk appetite in the marketplace Friday, and on a higher U.S. dollar index. The greenback was also supported on the U.S. Senate passage of the tax-reform blueprint. The Euro currency is under pressure late this week after the Spanish government got a rebuke from the Caladonia region's leader on Thursday. To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free . Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and Moneymorning.com visitors become smarter, more confident investors. Disclaimer: © 2017 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201. The post Global Stock Markets Lifted As U.S. Senate Passes Tax-Cut Blueprint appeared first on Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable .