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EUR/USD rebounds above 1.1000 as USD loses strength
EUR/USD has regained its traction and climbed above 1.1000 after having declined toward 1.0950 with the initial reaction to the upbeat April jobs report from the US. The positive shift seen in risk sentiment ahead of the weekend weighs on the USD and helps the pair edge higher.
GBP/USD advances beyond 1.2600 as risk flows return
GBP/USD has gathered bullish momentum and advanced beyond 1.2600. Following the strong employment data from the US, Wall Street’s main indexes opened decisively higher on Friday, causing the US Dollar to lose its footing and fueling the pair’s rally.
Gold slumps toward $2,000 as US yields jump after NFP data
Gold price came under heavy bearish pressure and tested $2,000 before recovering to the $2,010 area. After the data from the US showed that Nonfarm Payrolls rose by 253,000 in April, much higher than the market consensus of 179,000, the 10-year US T-bond yield surged 2%, causing XAU/USD to turn south.
The Australian CFTC AUD NC net positions have decreased from $-39.5K to $-45K in the latest report.
The net positions of the Australian CFTC AUD NC reflect the sentiment of currency speculators who are making long and short positions on Australia’s currency. The latest report indicates that speculators have increased their short positions and decreased their long positions, resulting in a decrease of the net positions from $-39.5K to $-45K.
This indicates that the Australian dollar is likely to depreciate against other major currencies in the near future. The decrease in net positions suggests that speculators are expecting the value of the Australian dollar to decrease. This could be a sign of weak economic conditions in Australia, as investors become more pessimistic about the potential returns they can get from investing in the Aussie.
The decrease in net positions is also likely to impact the Australian economy in the short term. A weaker Australian dollar is likely to lead to an increase in the cost of imports for Australian businesses and households as imported goods become more expensive. Additionally, it could also reduce demand for Australian exports, as foreign buyers may choose to purchase goods from other countries with a stronger currency.
Overall, this decrease in net positions is a sign of investor pessimism about the Australian dollar, and it could lead to negative economic effects for the country in the near future.