Trading in the currency market is rather subdued today and markets will stay quiet with US and Canada on holiday. Dollar is paring some of last week’s large losses but upside momentum is weak. On the other hand, Australia Dollar is turning slightly weaker as tomorrow’s RBA policy decision is awaited. The reaction in Aussie
Gold prices eked out small gains on Friday, buoyed by a weaker dollar, with investors awaiting the US jobs data to gauge the Federal Reserve’s plans to start tapering asset purchases. FUNDAMENTALSSpot gold rose 0.1% to $1,811.79 per ounce by 0115 GMT, but was headed for its first weekly decline in four. US gold futures
While NASDAQ surged to new record high overnight, overall closes were mixed with DOW slightly down. Asia markets also lack a clear direction. Investors appear to remain cautious ahead of US non-farm payroll report tomorrow. So far, New Zealand and Australian Dollars are the strongest ones for the week. Canadian Dollar is lagging far behind
Dollar was under pressure most of the week and selling accelerated again after the big disappointment in employment data. The non-farm payroll report could show that job market recovery had made a “substantial setback” rather than “substantial further progress”. A tapering announcement from Fed in September is basically off the table. Overall development in US