During yesterday’s trading session, the US dollar remained unchanged relative to the basket of major currencies. The dollar index (#DX) closed yesterday with a slight decrease (-0.02%). Financial market participants expect the signing of an interim trade agreement between Washington and Beijing. At the same time, the Chinese yuan has been growing after the US removed the country from the list of currency manipulators. On Wednesday, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He should sign a partial US deal in Washington.
The British pound is under pressure after the release of weak statistics on GDP and manufacturing production in the UK. So, GDP (m/m) decreased by 0.3%. The volume of manufacturing production decreased in November by 1.7%, while experts expected a decline by 0.3%. Meanwhile, the monthly GDP 3m/3m grew by 0.1%, while investors forecasted a decline of 0.1%.
The “black gold” prices are rising due to protests in Iran. Currently, futures for the WTI crude oil are testing the $58.35 mark per barrel.
Yesterday, there was the bullish sentiment in the US stock market: #SPY (+0.69%), #DIA (+0.27%), #QQQ (+1.15%).
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The 10-year US government bonds yield has declined. At the moment, the indicator is at the level of 1.83-1.84%.
- – US inflation report at 15:30 (GMT+2:00).