The market takes breath after the long rally. What opportunities do traders have today?
The important release for China may shake the markets
China will release the level of its manufacturing PMI on May 31, at 4:00 MT time. This is a leading indicator of economic health. As China is one of the biggest economies in the world, its data tends to affect the global markets. As a result, higher figures of the indicator affect positively not only the Chinese yuan but also the risk sentiment in the market. Riskier environment increases the demand on the risk-weighted currencies, such as the AUD, the NZD, and the emerging market currencies. On the flipside, the lower actual level of manufacturing PMI for China pulls the Chinese currency down and hurts the risk sentiment in the market. The risk-off sentiment makes the risky assets go down as well.
• If the actual level of manufacturing PMI is higher than the forecasts, the risk sentiment will be on;
• If the actual level of manufacturing PMI is lower than the forecasts, the risk sentiment will be off.
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.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
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.