The market takes breath after the long rally. What opportunities do traders have today?
In September Asian factories step up output ahead of year-end spending spree
In September, factories in Asia's largest economies increased their activity because a synchronized upswing in surge worldwide pointed to firm consumption of manufactured goods heading into the productive end-of-year shopping season.
However, minor weakness in regional economies will probably make Asian key financial institutions pursue more accommodative monetary policy, notwithstanding their Western rivals are currently scaling back stimulus.
On Saturday, China's major bank cut the amount of cash, which some financial institutions require holding as reserves for the first time since February last year for the purpose of encouraging more lending to struggling smaller businesses and energizing its lackluster private sector.
The world's number two economy has defied hopes for a slowdown in 2017, leaping at a strong clip in the first half due to a construction jump.
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.