Jobs data is confusing right now. How much is it influenced by government stimulus activity?

US equities continue to race upwards, at or near record highs.

Commodity markets have continued to display differing trends.

Markets in Europe seem to have been encouraged by the news that Russia is to start vaccinating key workers in the next few weeks.

The latest JOLTs (job openings) showed there are 5.9 million jobs available, more than expected, but it didn’t give markets any kick.

Trump’s executive orders hit technology stocks in the US and China on Friday.

President Trump has indicated if no stimulus deal is reached he’ll use his executive powers.

Gold has broken the $2,000/ounce mark, so is it making a run for it?

Treasury bond yields are reaching new lows which has heightened the appetite for gold.

There was a lot of optimism in the markets overnight, driven by strong manufacturing numbers in the US and Europe.

The Australian economy will take a hit from the stage four lockdown in Melbourne, but it’s not alone.

The US dollar continued to slide, with a fall in shares and US Treasury yields, as GDP numbers showed the extent of the shock to the US economy in Q2.

“We’re in a tough situation” – that was the response from Jerome Powell to one question during the FOMC press conference this morning.

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