The Dollar weakened versus most majors as better than expected housing data was released and the Dubai effect fades away. Pending Home Sales came out surprisingly positive with 3.7% versus -0.4% decline expected. ISM Manufacturing PMI was released with 53.6 weaker than 54.8 forecasted. NASDAQ gained by 1.46% and Dow Jones reached new yearly highs with 1.23% change. Crude gained by 0.75% closing at 77.86$ a barrel and Gold (XAU) gained by 1.25% closing at new record highs with 1195.9$ an ounce after reaching the 1200$ mark. Today, ADP Non Farm Employment Change is expected with -149K versus -203K prior. FOMC Member Lacker will speak and the Fed's Beige Book will be released giving more information on future monetary policy decisions. Crude Oil Inventories are expected with -0.4M decrease versus 1M prior, and could result volatile prices.
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