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Market confidence news and analysis:

- Sentiment in the financial markets is improving, with riskier assets in demand and safe havens out of fashion.

- In this webinar, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex discussed the most important factors affecting confidence in the markets.

Check out the IG Client Sentiment data to help you trade profitably.

Market sentiment improves

Confidence in the financial markets is improving, with traders more willing to buy “risk assets” at the expense of traditional “safe havens” such as the Japanese Yen, the Swiss Franc, gold and US Treasuries.

While the jury remains out on whether the Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will achieve anything concrete, the meeting is seen as a step in the right direction after the earlier fractious G7 Summit.

Traders remain cautious ahead of key central bank meetings in the US, the Eurozone and Japan, and the looming Brexit votes in the UK are also seen as potential hurdles. However, Italian political concerns are easing and the latest UK jobs data were broadly positive.

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--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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