Weaker-than-expected jobs data that came ahead of the NFP report weighted on stocks
Wall Street closed in a mixed manner, with investors spooked by the signs of weakness in the labor market, at a time when the Federal Reserve continues to signal that easy monetary policy will soon come to an end. USA30 slipped 0.9%, while USA500 fell 0.5%. TECH100 gained 0.1%.
Crude oil traded 0.2% higher at $70.73 a barrel.
Gold rose 0.2% to $1,818.30 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Markets were mainly up, as investors focused on the latest economic data from China.
HongKong45 jumped 1.22%.
Japan225 edged down 0.15%.
Down under, Australia200 was up 0.23%.
The stock market traded broadly higher, driven by positive global sentiment. Germany30 traded 0.4% higher, and France40 rose 0.3%. UK100 climbed 0.2%, ahead of the country’s central bank handing down its monetary policy.
Brent oil rose 0.5% to $72.75 per barrel.
EUR/USD added 0.1% reaching 1.1877.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com