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.
USD: support from the labor data
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While the EUR is celebrating lockdown ease and financial aid discussions in the European Commission, the USD is celebrating that continuing jobless claims for the week ending March 16 are now at 21.1mln which is the first decline since the virus hit. That means, businesses are re-starting their operations. Will the USD take that to reverse the bullish spree of the EUR? The resistance of 1.1030 will show.
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.