*Fed's Yellen seen as more balanced in her Jackson Hole speech. NEW YORK, Aug 22- The dollar rose to its highest in more than 11 months against a basket of currencies on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came out more balanced than expected on her views about the U.S. economy and monetary policy in remarks to central bankers.» Read More
US futures point to Wall Street opening down today as European shares fell back from a six-month high early today, with investors worried about whether Greece can avoid a messy default as its politicians struggled to agree austerity measures needed to secure a bailout package. Asian shares ended mostly higher as surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data bolstered investors' risk appetite.
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The strong employment news has strategists racing to find trades on a stronger U.S. economy.
U.S. markets respond positively to non-farm payroll numbers. The S&P 500 is on track to rise for the 5th straight week, the longest streak since January 2011. Consulting firm estimates lost about a $1 billion in wasted work the week leading up to the Super Bowl.
European shares jump after upbeat U.S. employment data. Banks are among the top gainers. January Euro zone Purchasing Managers Index 50.4 vs. 48.3 in December. Greek bailout may have to be $19.7 billion higher. Switzerland probes 12 U.S., European and Japanese banks over lending rates. Greece's 2011 budget deficit will come in smaller than expected. With Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, and Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.
A better then expected payroll number is forcing plenty of attitude adjustments.
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US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street after better than expected data in the euro zone and the UK and ahead of crucial nonfarm payroll data. European stocks reversed a negative trend after UK services PMI jumped to a 10-month high while in the euro zone the private sector snapped four months of decline and advanced.
S&P 500 futures suggest Wall Street will start the day with a fractional gain after European shares are up slightly due to better than expected UK January services PMI data. Investors await U.S. jobs data for indications of the strength of the recovery in the world's biggest economy. Asian shares closed mixed on Friday as a dip in figures on China's non-manufacturing sector helped dampen financial markets optimism.
The independence of the Swiss National Bank risks being compromised due to political pressure following the departure of Philipp Hildebrand as chairman, the central bank’s acting chairman has warned, the Financial Times reports.
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Markets in Europe rally near the U.S. open, mostly on comments from the German finance minister. He also says there will be no more public aid for Greece. Bernanke testifies in front of the House Budget Committee, says inflation is expected to remain below the 2 percent target for the next few years. Europe has monetary union and fiscal disunion, he adds. The U.S. needs to manage fiscal issues, says Bernanke, to keep investor confidence. And it must address health care costs if it's going to develop a long-term debt solution.
Europe has plenty of problems, but the dollar could make that all irrelevant for the euro.
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Weaker than expected earnings from heavyweights such as Deutsche Bank, Shell, Unilever and Sony have turned European stocks flat and offset the more positive results out of Spanish and French bond auctions and merger talks between miner Xstrata and commodities trader Glencore. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,056.47 points, having been as high as 1,061.25 earlier.