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Stocks eked out gains for a third-consecutive session Thursday, with the 10-year note yield pushing closer to the psychological threshold of 3 percent, as investors digested a flurry of economic reports and ahead of the government's widely-watched monthly jobs report.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Thursday after a two-day rally, following a batch of mixed economic data and a day before the government's monthly jobs report.
The dollar rose to a seven-week peak against the euro on Thursday after the head of the European Central Bank said its Governing Council expects key ECB interest rates to remain at present or lower levels for an extended period.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Tim McCullough, technical strategist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, charts the performance of the euro against sterling and forecasts a "reversal" to levels last seen at the beginning of August.
Stocks closed higher for a second session Wednesday, with the Dow logging its biggest gain in over a month, following the Fed's upbeat Beige Book report and as the White House pressed its case for military action in Syria.
U.S. stock index futures wavered on either side of neutral Wednesday, as European and Asian shares pared gains on concerns that the U.S. was moving closer again to launching military action in Syria.
The dollar dropped against the euro on Wednesday for the first time in six sessions and retreated from a six-week high against a basket of currencies as data reflecting a growing world economy boosted investors' risk appetite.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Gold rose to a 3.5 month high of $1,433.31 an ounce last week, but has since retreated. CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details.
Stocks closed out a choppy session in the black on the first trading day of September, thanks to a handful of upbeat economic reports, but ongoing worries over Syria kept a lid on gains.
U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher Tuesday, after positive global PMI (purchasing managers' index) data and as President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria.
The dollar rose to a six-week high against major currencies on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will start scaling back stimulus this month.
Paul Day, chief strategist at Market Securities, charts the performance of the dollar index and the EUR/USD.
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Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at FOREX.com expects more weaker data out of Australia that will weigh on the AUD.
The dollar rose to a one-month high against the safe-haven yen on Monday as worries about a military strike against Syria diminished, while commodity currencies edged higher.