The market takes breath after the long rally. What opportunities do traders have today?
China GDP surge tops expectations
On Monday, China surge data managed to surpass expectations.
The country’s GDP for the second quarter inched up 6.9% year-on-year, and surge in the second quarter was 1.7%.
As for fixed asset investment, it grew too, with leaps from January to June of 8.6% on year, surpassing expectations. Additionally, property investment jumped 8.5% during the first half of 2017. Retail sales gained too, adding 11% in June from 2016. In non-rural areas fixed-asset investment grew 8.6% in the first half of 2017.
In June, value-added industrial output grew by 7.6%. A proxy for economic surge, the ascend turned to be higher than the 6.5% posted in May, as the National Bureau of Statistics informed. Month-on-month, industrial productions inched up 0.81% in June, which is 0.3% higher than in May.
China's surge target for the year is approximately 6.5%, unlike the 6.7% objective for last year, which surge showed its lowest outcome for 26 years.
The United States will publish a weekly update on unemployment claims on July 9, at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment deteriorated amid increasing virus cases in the USA and Australia. Investors prefer safe-haven assets like gold, the US dollar and the Japanese yen.
Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor of investors. Surprisingly, gold rallies too. Let’s have a closer look.
Congratulations! Gold has just opened a new era... or, rather, reopened...
Canada will publish the employment change and the unemployment rate on July 10, at 15:30 MT time.