US Dollar (DXY) Unchanged on Mixed US NFPs, Gold Grabs a Small Bid

July 5, 2024 1:30 pm

US Dollar (DXY) Unchanged on Mixed US NFPs, Gold Grabs a Small Bid

  • US dollar index little changed after US Jobs Report.
  • Gold picks up a small bid.

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The June US Jobs Report (NFP) showed 206k new jobs created, compared to forecasts of 190k, but last month’s figure was revised markedly lower from 272k to 218k, a revision of 54k. The unemployment rate nudged higher to 4.1% from a prior reading, and forecast, of 4%, while average hourly earnings met forecasts of 3.9% y/y and 0.3% m/m.


The US dollar is little changed after the release with the dollar index (DXY) trading on either side of 105. US interest rate expectations edged around 4 basis points higher and are currently fully pricing in two, 25 basis point rate cuts this year.

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Gold remains in a multi-month range and is testing levels last seen in early June.

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