The Dollar weakened against most major currencies as risk appetite was boosted by better than expected U.S. data on manufacturing activity which came out at 55.5 vs. 54.2 forecasts, succeeded to support risky assets instead of the dollar. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said rising wages would probably spur household spending in the next few quarters, even as weak job gains dragged down consumer confidence. NASDAQ and Dow Jones rose by 1.80% and 1.99% respectively, crude oil jumped by 3.0% closing at 81.34$ a barrel, Gold (XAU) strengthened by 0.1% closing at 1185.4$ an ounce. Today, Pending Home Sales are expected to become positive from -30.0% to 0.5%.
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