The market sentiment improved amid the slowdown in virus cases. Let's have a closer look at the AUD, S&P 500, gold and the GBP.
Trade the GBP on the news
Services sector represents the biggest part of the British economy. As a result, its performance makes the key contribution to the nation’s economic growth. UK services PMI will be released at 11:30 MT time on October 3. The last time the indicator was released on September 5. Back then the index turned out to be much higher than expected (54.3 versus the forecast of just 53.9). GBP/USD went up after the release from support at 1.28. The day’s high was at 1.2980.
• If services PMI is bigger than expected, the GBP will rise.
• If services PMI is smaller than expected, the GBP will fall.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
The market is really bullish today. Let’s have a closer look.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…