Europe Roundup: Sterling slips as BoE delivers big rate hike but warns of long recession,European shares gains, Gold gains over 1%, Oil prices stabilize after drop to near 6-month low-August 4th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro gains ahead of key U.S. inflation data, European shares dips, Gold flat, Oil drops on Druzhba pipeline news and U.S. inflation expectations-August 10th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips ahead of U.S. Fed meeting's outcome, Wall Street ends lower, Gold virtually unchanged, Oil settles down on lower U.S. consumer confidence –July 27th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar slides after U.S. manufacturing data ,Wall Street ends down, Gold hits near one-month high, Oil sinks about 4% -August 2nd,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro recovers after U.S. jobs report sell-off, European shares bounce ,Gold range-bound, Oil stays near multi-month lows on demand worries-August 8th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling loses steam as traders turn to safe-haven currencies, European shares dips, Gold steadies, Oil slips as global demand concerns weigh, OPEC+ meeting eyed-August 2nd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar falls ahead of Fed meeting,Wall Street closes on mixed note,Gold dips, Oil rises as Russian gas cut to Europe may encourage switching to crude-July 26th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar eases as investors await inflation data for Fed clues, US stocks flat, Gold gains, Oil up nearly 2%, off multi-months low-August 9th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on U.S. service sector data, Wall Street rallies, Gold little changed, Oil falls to nearly 6-month lows after surprise U.S. crude, gasoline build-August 4th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar falls on lower than expected US inflation data, Wall Street rallies, Gold edges lower, Oil rises on renewed gasoline demand, weak dollar-August 11th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges higher as traders await U.S. inflation report, Wall ends lower, Gold ticks up, Oil settles lower as halted Russian pipeline flows appear temporary, demand fears rise-August 10th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro dips against dollar ahead of US GDP data, European shares mixed, Gold hits a three-week high, Oil extends gains as risk appetite improves, U.S. inventories fall-July 28th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar falls after Fed raises rates by 75 bps ,Wall Street ends higher, Gold ticks up, Oil settles higher on U.S. inventory drop, Russia gas cuts-28th July, 2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling drifts higher but capped by weak data, European shares gain, Gold ticks up, Oil rises on U.S. inventory drop, Russian gas cuts-July 27th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar slides as mixed U.S. data highlights uncertain path , Wall Street ends higher, Gold gains, Oil up over $2 per barrel as hopes fade for OPEC+ supply boost-July 30th,2022
Europe Roundup:Euro gains on upbeat Eurozone GDP data, European shares rises, Gold gains,Oil prices rise as chances of OPEC+ supply boost dim-July 29th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips against yen on Omicron fears, Fed policy uncertainty, Wall Street ends lower, Gold rises, Oil steadies, paring gains as rising COVID cases spur demand worries-December 4th,2021
•Canada Labor Productivity (QoQ) (Q3) -1.5%,-0.8% forecast,0.6% previous
•Canada Nov Part Time Employment Change 73.8K, -5.2K previous
•Canada Nov Full Employment Change 79.9K,36.4K previous
•US Nov Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) 0.3%,0.4%,0.4% previous
•US Nov Private Nonfarm Payrolls 235K, 530K forecast, 604K previous
•US Nov Nonfarm Payrolls 210K,550K forecast, 531K previous
•US Nov Manufacturing Payrolls 31K,45K forecast, 60K previous
•US Nov Government Payrolls -25.0K ,-73.0K previous
•Canada Nov Unemployment Rate 6.0%, 6.6% forecast, 6.7% previous
•Canada Nov Participation Rate 65.3%, 65.3% previous
•Canada Average Weekly Hours 34.8,34.7 forecast, 34.7 previous
•US Nov Unemployment Rate 4.2%,4.5% forecast, 4.6% previous
•US Nov U6 Unemployment Rate 7.8%,8.3% previous
•US Nov Participation Rate 61.8%, 61.6% previous
•US Nov Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (YoY) 4.8%,5.0% forecast,4.9% previous
•Canada Nov Employment Change 153.7K, 35.0K forecast, 31.2K previous
•US Nov Markit Composite PMI 57.2,56.5 previous
•US Nov Services PMI 58.0,57.0 previous
•US Oct Factory orders ex transportation (MoM) 1.6%,0.7% previous
•US Oct Factory Orders (MoM) 1.0%,0.5% forecast, 0.2% previous
•US Oct ISM Non-Manufacturing Employment 56.5, 51.6 previous
•US Nov ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Activity 74.6,69.8 previous
•US Nov ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI 69.1, 65.0 forecast, 66.7 previous
•US U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count 467,467 previous
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EUR/USD: The euro was little changed on Friday as investors were grappled with a disappointing U.S. jobs gain and uncertainty around the potential impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Market participants viewed the payrolls report as not really altering the Fed's plan to accelerate tapering of its asset purchases and possibly raise interest rates multiple times next year despite the Omicron threat.U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by 210,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls would rise by 550,000 jobs. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1370(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1450(61.8%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.1286 (38.2 % fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.1185(23.6%fib).
GBP/USD: Sterling weakened on Friday as the potential for earlier Federal Reserve interest rate hikes strengthened the dollar, while there was still uncertainty about whether the Bank of England will lift rates this month. BoE policymaker Michael Saunders, who voted for an interest rate hike in November, said on Friday he wanted more information about the impact of the new Omicron coronavirus variant before deciding how to vote this month. Sterling fell 0.6% to $1.3218, close to its lowest level since December 2020 of $1.3194 hit on Tuesday. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3277(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3309(38.2%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3205 (Lower BB), a break below could take the pair towards 1.3194(23.6%fib).
USD/CAD: he Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as investors took advantage of a jump in the currency after stronger-than-expected domestic jobs data to add to bearish bets, with the loonie extending this week's decline. Canada’s economy posted a job gain of 154,000 in November, eclipsing estimates for an increase of 35,000, while the jobless rate dropped to a new pandemic low. The loonie was trading 0.2% lower at 1.2829 to the greenback, or 77.95 U.S. cents, after touching its weakest level since Sept. 21 at 1.2846. For the week, the loonie was down 0.3%. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2839 (23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2884 (Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2774 (38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2749(9DMA).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen on Friday as an underwhelming U.S. monthly jobs print did not shake conviction that the Federal Reserve would proceed with a faster stimulus unwind Nonfarm payrolls increased by 210,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said, well below the 550,000 jobs economists polled by Reuters had forecast. The miss is significant because it comes even before the discovery of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus which may further cloud the growth outlook. The disappointment was tempered by a further drop in unemployment to 4.2%, the lowest since February 2020. Strong resistance can be seen at 113.08(38.2% fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 113.68 (23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 112.64(50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 112.13(61.8%fib).
European shares fell on Friday, hitting session lows after a downturn in U.S. stocks on a tech slide and fears around the Omicron coronavirus variant hitting economic recovery.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed down by 0.10 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 0.61 percent, France’s CAC finished the day down by 0.44 percent.
Wall Street's major indexes closed lower on Friday, with the Nasdaq leading the declines as investors bet that a strong jobs report would not slow the Federal Reserve's easing of support all while they grappled with uncertainty around the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Dow Jones closed down by 0.17% percent, S&P 500 closed down by 0.84% percent, Nasdaq settled down by 1.92% percent.
Gold prices rose nearly 1% on Friday as uncertainty sparked by the Omicron coronavirus variant and a dip in U.S. Treasury yields boosted the safe-haven metal's appeal.
Spot gold was up 0.9% at $1,785.29 per ounce by 03:12 p.m. ET (2012 GMT). U.S. gold futures settled 1.2% higher at $1,783.90.
Crude prices ended little changed on Friday after erasing earlier big gains on growing worries that rising coronavirus cases and a new variant could reduce global oil demand.
Brent futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $69.88 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ended 24 cents, or 0.4%, lower at $66.26.