Here is what you need to know Monday, November 4th:
- An upbeat US employment report was offset by a poor ISM Manufacturing PMI, which indicated contraction in the sector for a second consecutive month. The dollar closed the day and the week with losses, with the EUR/USD a handful of pips away from its October high.
- Weekend news showed that PM Johnson would abandon the threat of a no-deal Brexit in his Conservative Party’s election manifesto, but rather focus on getting Brexit done. Also, polls showed that Tories have a comfortable lead over Labour opposition, with most of those showing an advantage of over 10%. GBP/USD holding near 1.3000.
- The US and China continued reporting progress in trade talks.
- USDJPY depressed on dollar’s weakness, and despite the strong momentum in equities, with US indexes near record-highs.
- Commodities finished the week with substantial gains, wit WTI around $56.00 and spot gold above $1.510.00.
- Cryptocurrencies traded with a sour tone over the weekend, BTC/USD remained above $9.000.00.
- Week to start in slow motion with Japan observing Culture Day