Yesterday's statistics continue to put pressure on the US currency. In May, the index of business activity in the non-manufacturing sector of the US from ISM decreased by 10.4% to 56.9. Market expectations were at the level of 57.0. In the first quarter, labor costs in the US increased by 2.2% compared with the previous value of 3.0%. At the same time, the probability of tightening the Fed's monetary policy in June remains at a high level (95.8%).
Today, the meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia took place. The regulator, as expected, kept the key interest rate at the previous level of 1.50%.
In the Asian trading session, futures for oil and gold showed an ambiguous dynamics.
Yesterday, the US stock indices slightly moved away from historical highs. SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF) finished the trading session at 243.99 USD (-0.07%).
At the moment, the 10-year US government bonds yield is showing negative dynamics. The indicator is at the level of 2.16%.
The dollar index (#DX) is being traded in the negative zone (-0.20%).
The news background is rather calm today. We recommend you to pay attention to the following reports:
- – Number of open jobs in the JOLTS labor market at 17:00 (GMT+3:00);
- – Ivey's business activity index in Canada at 17:00 (GMT+3:00).
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