FxPro Daily Insight for September 2
September 02, 2019 @ 10:41 UTC
FX: The dollar index is unchanged at the beginning of the week at 98.80 after strengthening by 0.4% on Friday, updating the highs from 2017. EURUSD slid below 1.10. GBPUSD fell to 1.2170. At the same time, market volatility slightly decreased.
Stocks: S&P 500 futures opened the week with a 0.9% fall, but have already recaptured about half of the initial failure. MSCI Asia Pacific is losing 0.25%. The VIX volatility index has grown from 17.90 to 18.98.
Commodities: Brent is adding 0.2% to 58.98 after failing at 2.6% on Friday. Gold rolled back to $1523 amid rising dollar.
Crypto: Bitcoin is making growth attempts at $ 9,750, finding the bottom at 9,300 on Thursday and Friday. Top 10 altcoins vary in the range from -2.7% to + 4% over the past 24 hours.
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