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Dollar dumps after NFP miss


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GBP/USD fails to recover 1.4200, holds onto important daily gains


The GBP/USD rose further during the American session and peaked at 1.4200. Like Thursday, it was unable to break the 1.4200 area and pulled back. The pound recovered sharply after falling before the NFP to 1.4082, the lowest level in almost three weeks. From the lows it bounced to the upside, boosted by the decline of the US dollar after the US employment report that came in below expectations.




Gold rebounds as U.S. non-farm payrolls fall short of expectations


Gold rebounded from a more than two-week low on Friday after U.S. nonfarm payrolls did not rise as much as expected, although bullion was still on course to register its biggest weekly decline since March.




Canada's TSX ends above 20,000 for first time as resource shares rally


Canada’s main stock market index closed above 20,000 on Friday for the first time, extending a sharp rebound from its low last year during the COVID-19 crisis as higher commodity prices bolstered the shares of resource companies.


AMC, meme stocks could spark more heat in the week ahead as investors await inflation news


Inflation data is a highlight of the week ahead, as investors focus on economic news in the void between earnings season and the next Fed meeting. Equities were higher in the past week, but the meme stocks were far hotter. AMC Entertainment gained another 83% for the week, even after declines at the end of the week.




President of El Salvador Says He’s Submitting Bill to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender


El Salvador is developing a bill to recognize Bitcoin as legal tender, according to President Nayib Bukele. In a videotaped announcement shown Saturday, he said he will submit the bill next week. The bill’s approval would likely make El Salvador the first nation to adopt a bitcoin standard. 




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Soft NFP to take some of the wind out of the USD's sails – TDS


“The data will likely reinforce the view of most Fed officials that progress has not been ‘substantial’ enough for them to start signalling tapering. 


“The USD is likely to unwind a good portion — if not all — of its recent gains against the G10 complex. The official report has its bright spots, but we think the FX market will struggle to overlook the headline shortfall.”


“We note that EUR/USD has pushed back above the 1.2133 threshold. A weekly close above that mark should help cement expectations of a return to familiar territory until fresh catalysts emerge. On that front, we think investor attention will soon pivot to next week's ECB meeting as the next major item on the market's agenda.” 





Nasdaq 100 – Daily Candlesticks


Source: GKFX Metatrader 4 

NAS 100 made its highest close in 2 months after twice testing rising trendline support in mid-May. The breakout suggests a re-test of the record high near 14,000 could be next.  - Prepared by Trading Writers*




*Times in GMT


Source: FX Street Economic Calendar



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