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Aussie may drift lower after employment report – Forex News Preview

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 1:22 pm GMT

June’s employment report for Australia is likely to catch investors’ eyes on Thursday 0030 GMT as the nation’s economy tumbled into a recession in the first half of the year. However, Australia avoided the high Covid-19 cases of other countries, recording less than 10,000 in total or about a sixth of the daily cases seen in the United States in recent days. Unemployment expected to see further increases In the previous release, the unemployment rate jumped to 7.1% from an upwardly revised [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Wall Street stumbles as US-China tensions brew, virus cases surge

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 8:46 am GMT

Nasdaq falters as more US states roll back reopenings amid record new infections Sino-US tensions also upset stocks, but dollar and gold hold steady Markets braced for busy week as earnings, data and central bank meetings coming up Tech stocks in rare selloff Shares on Wall Street slipped late into the session on Monday as a persistent surge in new coronavirus cases across the United States unnerved investors. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite had been trading in record territory before reversing [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks creep higher as terrible earnings loom; dollar slips further

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 8:50 am GMT

Stocks braced for disastrous earnings, but low bar sets stage for profit beats Dollar extends downward trajectory despite worrisome virus numbers Gold capitalizes on weaker greenback, but euro turns more cautious Worst earnings season ever? Equity markets were in a surprisingly chirpy mood on Monday, with little sign of distress ahead of what is expected to be the worst earnings season in at least 12 years. Banks will be the primary focus this week, with Citigroup, JP Morgan and Wells [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Virus acceleration and politics upset markets

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 9:00 am GMT

Wall Street loses altitude, dollar regains ground on US virus spike, Biden remarks But Nasdaq defies gravity, hits new records on relentless ‘defensive tech’ demand In the bigger picture, most charts have gone nowhere for a month now – blame the Fed? Flood of distressing news overpowers stimulus hopes Risk aversion made a comeback on Thursday as a flurry of alarming headlines led investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets, in fear that the avalanche of stimulus globally may [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Nasdaq and gold take to the skies, dollar tanks

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 9:04 am GMT

Stocks and commodity currencies grind higher without much news Sinking dollar lifts all FX boats, pound and loonie capitalize the most Gold rally keeps rolling – has bullion changed roles with the dollar? Weekly US jobless claims today to reveal initial impact of re-closures Investors stick to crisis playbook, buy tech shares and gold News flow was rather limited on Wednesday, helping global markets to stay in a good mood since ‘no news is good news’ these days, with such [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Markets pause to assess risks after leaping higher

Posted on July 7, 2020 at 9:21 am GMT

Currencies and equities in a more cautious mood Tuesday, as China-led euphoria peters out Dollar regains its footing but only mildly, aussie drops after Melbourne goes into full lockdown Risk/reward outlook for ‘risk trades’ seems quite unattractive from here Soaring Chinese stocks lift all boats, but enthusiasm fades Global markets staged a powerful rally to kick off the new week. Stock indices in most regions closed with solid gains while the defensive US dollar edged lower, with no real catalyst [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Record NFP jump overshadowed by US virus surge

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 8:51 am GMT

US economy adds record 4.8 million jobs in June but virus jitters cap risk appetite Stocks pare gains, dollar pulled in opposite directions Rising caution may shift attention back to stimulus as US, EU decisions pending US jobs report smashes forecasts but fails to lift markets The latest nonfarm payrolls report did little to dent expectations of a V-shaped recovery as a record 4.8 million jobs were restored in America in June, beating forecasts of an increase of 3 million. [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar stumbles ahead of NFP; vaccine hopes shore up equities

Posted on July 2, 2020 at 8:30 am GMT

Dollar torn between upbeat data and US virus spike; NFP may decide fate Positive vaccine news helps breathe life into flagging stock market rally Gold retreats from highs as markets dismiss US-China tensions Dollar looks shaky as jobs report awaited Markets were mostly in risk-on mode on Thursday as the combination of positive economic indicators and potential coronavirus vaccines kept alive hopes of a strong recovery from the pandemic. But with US markets closed on Friday for Independence Day celebrations, [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Gold soars on virus risks, softer dollar; US data awaited

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 8:41 am GMT

Gold extends bull run amid growing virus fears and US-China tensions; softer dollar helps too Stocks mostly positive as global recovery appears on track, but rally showing some signs of fatigue Markets await US ISM manufacturing and jobs data for direction Gold sets sights on $1800/oz as pandemic here to stay The safe-haven gold was scaling fresh 7½-year highs above $1785/oz on Wednesday even as investors maintained the view that the economic recovery from the pandemic will be a V-shaped [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Virus concerns cast aside as upbeat data boosts sentiment

Posted on June 30, 2020 at 8:38 am GMT

Stocks rebound as risk aversion eases on positive data from China and the US But virus worries linger as Australia and the UK impose local lockdowns Dollar heads higher, eyes Powell testimony and more US data Pound hammered by Brexit and virus woes Risk appetite improves on recovery optimism Hopes for a V-shaped recovery were bolstered after encouraging data out of the United States and China over the past 24 hours showed that the growth revival remains on track in [..]

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