Marketwatch EU & UK

Daily Insights
June 5, 2024

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  • US job openings fell in the month of April to their lowest level in over three years, consistent with a continuing slowdown of the US labour market. Openings decreased to 8.06 million, from 8.36 million in the prior month leading the number of vacancies per unemployed worker ratio to lower to a three year low (Fed’s closely watched ratio).
  • The US Dollar Index is steady just above the 104 level as investors wait for US ISM services data. The yield on a 10-year Treasuries advanced to 4.34% last night and the S&P 500 gained for the third consecutive day.

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  • The Yen is poised for its first decline this week as US yields advance and as a preferred pay gauge by the Bank of Japan advanced only 1.7% vs. +1.9% in the previous month and missing estimates. Spot currently sits higher at 155.78, from this morning’s low at 154.80.

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  • EUR/USD is little changed below 1.09 as we prepare for Eurozone PPI data as well as Services PMI across key regions of the common area. The next key level for the pair is around 1.0940, March 21 high and tomorrow the ECB is set to start its interest rate cutting cycle.

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  • Cable has tested the 1.28 level several times the past few days, but we are now consolidating just below it. UK services PMI print is due later this morning and that should be the highlight for the pair today as well as US ISM services data.

Economic Calendar

AUD - GDP q/q
CNY - Caixin Services PMI
AUD - ANZ Job Advertisements m/m
EUR - French Industrial Production m/m
EUR - Spanish Services PMI
EUR - Italian Services PMI
EUR - French Final Services PMI
EUR - German Final Services PMI
EUR - Final Services PMI
GBP - Final Services PMI
EUR - PPI m/m
USD - ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
CAD - Labor Productivity q/q
CAD - BOC Rate Statement
CAD - Overnight Rate
USD - Final Services PMI
USD - ISM Services PMI
CAD - BOC Press Conference
USD - Crude Oil Inventories

Market Indicators

Currency Pairs
Pair High Low
eur/gbp 0.85203 0.85149
gbp/usd 1.27808 1.27674
gbp/aud 1.92241 1.91725
gbp/nzd 2.06898 2.06391
usd/jpy 155.729 155.092
eur/usd 1.0886 1.08753
gbp/jpy 198.892 198.094
eur/cnh 7.89554 7.8836
usd/cnh 7.25499 7.245
Equities and Commodities
Nasdaq 100 18703.3
DOW 38799.8
S&P 500 5302.55
WTI 73.23
GOLD 2329.52

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About Francisco Mioludo


Francisco Mioludo is a trader for GPS Capital Markets at the London office. Before joining GPS, Francisco worked in Market Risk at a commodity trading firm in London where he gained valuable skills for his current role. Francisco looks after our EU and UK sales team with everything from analysis to structuring and pricing.