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Job Growth Shines: May Payrolls Beat Predictions by 339K

Payrolls rose 339,000 in May, exceeding expectations and indicating a resilient labor market. The US economy continued to generate employment in May, despite macroeconomic challenges. Nonfarm payrolls increased to 339,000, significantly surpassing Dow Jones’ expectations of 190,000, as a result, May marked the twenty-ninth consecutive month of positive job growth in the country. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, although the unemployment rate rose to 3.7% compared to the...

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US Stock Futures Soar as May Job Report and Debt Ceiling Passage Shows Promises

The debt ceiling bill’s approval provided even another reason for the positive rally in stock futures. In an exciting development, US stock futures have continued to soar as traders make meaning of the highly anticipated May jobs report and celebrated the passing of a debt ceiling bill by United States lawmakers. According to reports, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX: .DJI) rose by 180 points or 0.5%. Similarly, futures connected to both the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:...

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Hong Kong Stock Market Takes Lead in Asia-Pacific Market Rally

The Asia-Pacific markets displayed a positive trend, with gains observed in South Korea, Japan, mainland China, and Australia. The Hong Kong stock market featuring indices like the Hang Seng Index (INDEXHANGSENG: HSI) experienced a notable bullish surge in its recent trading session, as investors eagerly await the US May jobs report. The Hang Seng Index finished 4.02% higher at 18,949.94, creating significant market excitement and investor optimism. According to reports, the consumer...

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Europe Stocks Climb Higher after US Congress Approve Bill to Increase Debt Ceiling

Stocks in Europe and Asia have risen in response to the debt ceiling increase approved by lawmakers in the US. Stocks in Europe opened higher today after the US Senate approved a bill to suspend the government’s debt ceiling. Following a 63-36 vote, US lawmakers agreed to raise the debt ceiling to prevent the country’s first-ever debt default. Congress has now sent the approval to President Joe Biden for assent. As of 9:30 am London time this morning, the STOXX Europe 600 climbed 0.7%...

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ECB President Says Euro Zone Inflation Still ‘Too High’ as Rate Falls Lower than Expected to 6.1%

Inflation in the Euro zone has fallen to 6.1% as individual countries are also recording reductions. However, Lagarde plans more rate hikes. Euro zone inflation has dropped in May, with a steeper plunge than analysts and observers expected. Flash figures show that headline inflation, which was 7% in April, fell to 6.1% in May. This is the lowest recorded figure since February 2022. According to a Reuters poll, economics had set the May figure at 6.3%. Core inflation, minus food and...

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Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood Calls Nvidia Valuations Stretched, Justifies Exit

Cathie Wood stated that NVDA stock is priced ahead of the curve and trading at 25X expected revenue for this year. Ark Invest‘s Cathie Wood, known for taking bold bets on new-age tech companies, has justified their exit from Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) earlier this year. Last Wednesday, May 24, NVDA stock jumped by more than 20% in a single day moving closer to the $400 level. In her tweets on Monday, May 29, the ARK Innovation ETF (ticker ARKK) manager justified the exit from the stock....

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US Treasury Yields Slide amid Anticipation for Congress Debt Ceiling Vote

The 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields dropped Tuesday as investors await the legislative voting outcome on the debt ceiling bill.   US Treasury yields slumped today ahead of a Congress on the federal government’s proposed debt ceiling bill. Treasury yields tumbled Tuesday as markets reopened, with investors bracing themselves for a lawmaker vote on the Biden administration’s 11th-hour debt ceiling proposal. Late Sunday, US President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy struck a...

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US Treasury Yield Falls amid Rate Hikes and Debt Ceiling Concerns

The ongoing negotiations surrounding the US debt ceiling have been a key focal point for investors as the June 1 deadline approaches. The United States Treasury bond market experienced a decline in yields on Friday as investors eagerly await the release of key inflation data and updates on debt ceiling negotiations. According to reports, the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell by 3 basis points to 3.829%, while the 2-year Treasury yield dropped by nearly 6 basis points to 4.57%. It is...

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Nvidia Earnings Outlook for Current Quarter Induces AI Rally as Company Boosts Production

Nvidia recently increased its quarterly earnings guidance on the back of solid demand, also sparking a rally in AI stocks.  The latest earnings outlook of Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) has triggered a substantial rally in artificial intelligence (AI) stocks. Early Thursday, the chip maker’s stock soared, pulling other AI-exposed companies higher on a better-than-expected sales forecast. Nvidia’s bullish sales forecast originated from surging demand for its AI chips, which has also...

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UK Inflation Drops Under 10% for First Time since August 2022

British inflation has been stubborn forcing the Bank of England to continue its interest rate hikes to 4.5%, for the 12th consecutive time. Economists are expecting further hikes in the upcoming meetings. As per the latest reports, the UK inflation has taken fresh dive under 10% for the last month of April 2023. This happened as the energy price retreated and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started to subside on the annual consumer price comparison. Earlier on Wednesday, May...

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