The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
Market movers on June 8
Information is not investment advice
Oil prices surged after successful OPEC+ meeting
OPEC+ members have signed a significant deal to cut the oil supply by 9.6 million barrels a day next month. In addition, any country that failed to fully implement output cuts should compensate it during next months. Also, keep in mind that countries a reopening and demand is recovering. That all played well for oil prices: WTI oil opened today at $40 a barrel and Brent oil – at $43. It’s the highest level for over three months! Here below you can see how U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette welcomed the deal on Saturday.
Let’s look at the Brent oil chart. It’s headed towards 50% Fibonacci retracement level at $45. And, this price is likely to be reached soon. The next retracement level will be at $51.5. Support levels are $39 and $36.
S&P 500 is aggressively climbing up
First of all, look at the chart. You’ll see really great performance of S&P 500. The price has passed $3190. If it crosses the retracement level at $3250, it will clear the way up towards $3335. Support levels are 3110 and 3000. What is the reason of such a fast growth? The reason should be the optimistic market sentiment as economies are reopening.
Gold is recovering its losses
The recent drop of the shining metal seems to be in the process of restoration: XAU/USD is one step away from testing $1,700. Noting the cloudy status of the US-China relations, we are likely to see that cross upwards pretty soon.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The RBA will make a rate statement on August 4 at 7:30 MT time.