Global equities on Wall Street experienced a mixed session following the Thanksgiving holiday, heading for the most significant one-month rally since November 2020. MSCI's global shares index slightly eased but was still on track for an 8.5% monthly gain, fueled by growing investor confidence that U.S. interest rates...
2020-09-10 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair is trading in a bearish sentiment below the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bearish momentum.
XAG/USD: Silver stands above the 50% retracement area. Buyers have returned.
US Market View
The number of Americans applying for initial unemployment benefits came in at a larger than forecast 884,000 last week, indicating that labor market recovery is stalling amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Headline inflation is likely to remain negative in the coming months and to turn positive in early 2021, Lagarde said. She noted that the euro will put downward pressure on inflation.
US Key Point
- ECB September forecasts see higher inflation in 2021
- ECB September GDP forecasts show bump in 2020 to -8.0%
- Lagarde says that there is no need to overreact to euro gains
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