The Dollar was mixed versus the majors after better than expected Manufacturing PMI and gains in equity markets led investors to bet on global economic recovery. ISM Manufacturing PMI came out stronger with 58.4 versus 55.5 expected. NASDAQ and Dow Jones gained by 1.11% and 1.17% respectively as a lift in energy stocks led by strong earnings from Exxon Mobil contributed to a broad incline. Crude Oil gained by 2.79% closing at 74.92$ a barrel on weaker Dollar and assaults on Nigerian oil facilities. Gold (XAU) gained by 2.22% closing at 1,107$ an ounce. Today, Pending Home Sales are expected with 0.4% versus -16% prior.
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