FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - The Dow Jones fell 0.19% and the Nasdaq rose 0.42%. Gold holds near record high as it trades above 1,215 an ounce. The Dollar is consolidating moderate gains across the board. The yield on treasuries rose for the fourth consecutive session. Crude oil fell more than 2%.
Economic news from the ADP employment reports showed a larger-than-expected decline on jobs losses: The U.S. ADP employment report has foretasted a 169,000 net loss on private sector jobs in November, a somewhat larger decline than the 150.000 expected by the analysts.
According to the FED's Beige Book economic conditions have generally improved modestly since last report (October 21). Consumer spending and home sales picked up. Manufacturing activity remains steady. On the negative side the Beige Book affirms that Financial institutions generally reported steady to weaker loan demand, continued tight credit standards, and steady or deteriorating loan quality.
The Dollar is consolidating gains against the Swiss Franc, Euro and the Yen. EUR/USD trades below 1.5050 and has a support at 1.5030. USD/JPY holds near the highs of the day that lie at 87.49. The pair is posting the biggest daily gain in a month. Cable is slightly up against the Dollar but during the American session moved away from the highs. GBP/USD failed to break above 1.6700 and fell to 1.6625.