Stocks rise on Brexit hopes and US earnings

Risk appetite in financial markets remains strong, as the after-glow of Friday’s US-China trade-truce lingers, and despite some dour assessments of the global economy by several financial leaders overnight.

Trade optimism meets US earnings

Politics plays a significant role this week seeing US-China trade and Brexit being key items on the table and driving market movements.

US-China trade meeting volatility

Several different moving parts can be seen in the overnight session, though with the limelight on the US-China trade meeting that saw positive developments, Asia markets can be seen lifted into Friday.