*US wage growth has grown, the only positive factor for the US economy  *Global stock markets suffered a major blow and this is likely to continue next week

Stocks

  • The S&P 500 Index tanked after Trump decided to put more tariffs on China. The index lost over 1.21% of its value as of 15:37 London time.
  • The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined as investors lost their confidence because of trade war. The index dropped 2.25%.
  • The UK FTSE fell off the cliff off the cliff. The index went down by 2.14%.

Currencies

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  • The Dollar Spot Index failed to react to the US NFP data and it dropped 0.18%.
  • The Euro moved lower by 0.33%.and made a low of 1.1065.
  • The British pound declined another 0.23% but moved above the key level of 1.21, it recorded a low of 1.2091.
  • The Japanese yen moved higher by 1.43% to 106.62.

Bonds

  • The Yield on 10-year Treasuries dropped by four basis point to 1.85%.
  • Britain’s 10-year yield fell to 0.55%.

Commodities

  • West Texas Intermediate crude moved higher due to the weakness in the dollar price and went up by 2.45% to $55.28 a barrel.
  • Gold has become a safe haven trade and soared 1.95% to $1,447

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