The market takes breath after the long rally. What opportunities do traders have today?
Housebuilding backs moderate rebound in British construction
The previous month housebuilding caused a recovery in the UK construction industry, thus offsetting weakness in other parts of a mostly dismal sector, as a poll unveiled on Monday.
In November, the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI managed to hit a five-month maximum of 53.1 versus October’s outcome of 50.8. It surpassed all estimates in a Reuters survey of market experts. The given upturn was generated solely by the residential sector.
Commercial along with civil engineering activity kept contracting notwithstanding a marked easing in cost pressures. On November 22 UK finance minister Philip Hammond revealed a series of measures to spur house-building that has lagged demand for years and caused a steep ascend in house prices. By the way, as IHS Markit informed, up to 70% of responses to the poll were gathered prior to the budget speech.
Confidence about business prospects over 2018 soared to a three-month maximum, while keeping to nearly three-year minimums.
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.