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The economic readings made global markets react mixedly - Wednesday Review, September 30

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
01 octubre 2020
Investor hope regarding a post-pandemic economic recovery differs across the world

The US

The benchmarks rallied after the ADP Non-Farm Employment report showed that the private sector created 749,000 jobs in the past month, topping the 650,000 expected. USA30 added 1.20%, while USA500 was up 0.83%. TECH100 rose 0.74%.

Crude Oil settled up 2.4% to $40.22 a barrel, while Brent fell 0.2% to end the day at $40.95.

Gold gained 0.4% and settled at $1,895.50 per ounce. 

The Dollar Index ended the day flat at 93.92.


Asia and Australia

Japan225 was down 0.17%, despite the 1.7% growth reported in industrial production. The result topped the 1.5% forecasted. 

HongKong45 jumped 1.58% after the Manufacturing PMI actual figures beat the expected 51.2. 

Down under, Australia200 lost 0.87%, and AUD/USD was down 0.05% to 0.7124.


Europe

Despite the data reading showing an improvement of the countries’ economies, the markets ended the day in the red. Germany30 traded 0.6% lower, even though retail sales rose more than expected.

France40 fell 0.6%, while UK100 traded 0.2% lower, although data showed that the economy contracted less-than-expected. 

EUR/USD lost 0.1% to 1.1730, after Christine Lagarde, ECB President, hinted at a possible softer inflation target.  

Read more about what made the markets move on Wednesday here!

Sources: reuters.com, investing.com


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
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Miguel comenzó su destacada carrera profesional en reputadas instituciones financieras como el Banco Santander y el Banco Central-Hispano. Es autor de importantes libros sobre trading en el mercado de divisas.