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155734US Dollar Remains Weak8/4/2021 4:39:28 AM"The dollar index was around 92.00 in the first trading week of August, not far from July’s lows near 91.80, as fears about slowing US economic growth and a persistent dovish Fed spooked investors away from the greenback. Meantime, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the US is suffering from the pandemic of unvaccinated people, urging state governors to not stand in the way of the vaccination. Traders now looked ahead to partial US labor data due later on Wednesday and non-farm payroll figures due on Friday."United StatesCurrencyDXY/united-states/currency
155733US Stock Futures Little Changed8/4/2021 4:20:00 AM"US stock futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors weighed concerns over the spread of the Delta variant COVID-19 against strong corporate results and prospects of more fiscal aid. In the meantime, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the US is suffering from the pandemic of unvaccinated people, urging state governors to not stand in the way of the vaccination. In recent data, factory orders in the US grew 1.5% mom in June, beating forecasts of 1%; while US Logistics Manager’s Index remained robust in July. Turning to the bond market, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was trading near 1.18% in the first week of August, after briefly falling to 1.15%, an almost 6-month low. On the corporate front, CVS, GM, Roku, Uber, Kraft Heinz and Electronic Arts will be reporting quarterly results. On Tuesday, the Dow rose 278 points, or 0.8%, to 35,116. The S&P 500 added 36 points, or 0.8%, to an all-time high of 4,423. The Nasdaq gained 80 points, or 0.6%, to 14,761."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
155715US Crude Inventories Fall Less Than Expected8/3/2021 8:38:59 PM"Stocks of crude oil in the United States fell by 0.879 million barrels in the week ended July 30th of 2021, following a 4.728 million decrease in the previous week and compared with market expectations of a 2.900 million drop, data from the American Petroleum Institute showed."United StatesAPI Crude Oil Stock ChangeAPICRUDEOIL/united-states/api-crude-oil-stock-change
155711US Stocks Near Record Highs8/3/2021 8:02:00 PM"All three major US stock indexes regained ground on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones adding almost 300 points as strong corporate earnings and solid economic data sparked demand for value-linked stocks. DuPont beat on both profit and sales, and Under Armour earnings topped forecasts. So far, 86% of S&P 500 companies have reported a positive earnings surprise for the second quarter, according to data from FactSet and Morgan Stanley. Adding to the chipper mood, factory orders in the US increased 1.5% from a month earlier in June, beating market forecasts of a 1% gain. Still, concerns about the economic recovery in the face of the spreading delta variant kept sentiment subdued."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
155708US Dollar Remains Under Pressure8/3/2021 5:03:00 PM"The dollar index bottomed around 92.00 in the first trading week of August, not far from July’s lows near 91.80, as fears about slowing US economic growth and a persistent dovish Fed spooked investors away from the greenback. A dovish speech by Fed chair Jay Powell at a symposium of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, contrasted with relatively hawkish comments by policymakers in Australia and New Zealand, which, in turn, fuelled sharp gains in the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Now, all eyes turn to the US employment report for July, as investors await an update on the labour market recovery and further clues on the Federal Reverse next steps."United StatesCurrencyDXY/united-states/currency