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.
US FED: coming to rescue
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Initial jobless claims announced for this week amounted to 6.61mln people - not as high as the previous mark, but still, very heavy and much more than what the market was expecting. Bad? Yes, it's bad.
That's why the US Fed's freshly announced additional crisis support program comes right on time - another $2.3trln will be distributed across the US economy to help the situation.
The stock market reacted very positively to this news, despite quite a sluggish and controversial beginning of the trading day this Thursday.
Specifically, on the daily chart, the S&P 500 index is trying to overcome resistance at 2,785. The layout of the Moving Averages on the H4 is positive. A break above that level will open the way up to 2,890 (100-week MA). There the price will meet significant resistance. All in all, the potential of the positive scenario will remain as long as the price trades above the short-term trendline support at 2,645.
Therefore, catch the day, and use the situation. From our side, we will keep you posted.
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.