Riskier assets and gold ended last week with huge gains due to the weak US dollar’s performance. Let’s discuss what will drive the markets today.
Soar in American business equipment orders hints at firm investment
In July, new orders for primary American capital products edged up more than anticipated and surge in shipments was firm enough, thus hinting that business investment actually started the third quarter on a sound note.
On Friday, the Commerce Department told that orders for non-defense capital stuff without aircraft, which is a monitored proxy for business spending plans, acquired 1.4% in July after an upwardly updated 0.9% ascend in June.
It definitely gives grounds to ascertain that the country’s GDP has kept extending at a healthy tempo.
Business allocations on equipment is being backed by the current US presidential administration's $1.5 trillion income tax cut package that came true in January.
However, there are concerns that trade clashes between America and its key trade partners, such as Mexico, Canada, China and the European Union could compensate the fiscal stimulus.
Market analysts interviewed by Reuters had forecast the so-called core capital products orders leaping by about 0.4% the previous month after a previously revealed 0.2% leap in June. On a year-on-year basis core capital products orders gained 7.25%.
Shipments of core capital products ascended by 0.9% the previous month following an upwardly updated 0.9% jump in June.
Core capital goods shipments are normally utilized for calculating equipment spending in the government's GDP measurement, therefore the higher estimate for shipments in June could add to an upward update of economic rally in the second quarter.
Revenue on American government debt soared a bit after the data, with traders waiting for a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. American equities headed north in general, while the evergreen buck slumped versus a basket of its main rivals.
America has imposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of China’s products, provoking the retaliation from the Chinese government.
The US president is back to White House after three days spent in the hospital. Riskier assets rose, while safe havens dipped.
The market sentiment has switched to risk-on, driving upwards stocks and riskier currencies and weighing on the US dollar.
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.
The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.