Germany ZEW economic sentiment survey on the agenda today
There isn’t much going on in the FX space to start the day, though the aussie and kiwi are slightly softer though nothing too significant for the time being.
Equities look a little tentative with US futures holding about 0.2% lower after a mixed showing yesterday, with the S&P 500 and Dow retreating a touch after the record highs on Friday while the Nasdaq managed to close higher.
The bond market though is hinting at perhaps a focus on stronger US data, with 10-year Treasury yields inching above 1.30% and looking to buck the trend over the past two-and-a-half months. Tomorrow’s US CPI data will be the next key risk event.
For now, the tussle between the post-NFP momentum and delta variant concerns will continue to play out but either way, I reckon the dollar will be able to keep a footing.
The summer mood in Europe may offer some push and pull in the session ahead but I don’t see that translating to any material softness in the greenback – at least for now.
0900 GMT – Germany August ZEW survey current conditions, expectations
1000 GMT – US July NFIB small business optimism index
That’s all for the session ahead. I wish you all the best of days to come and good luck with your trading! Stay safe out there.