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    European stock markets are selling off.

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    European stock markets are selling off. The better than expected German Ifo reading failed to lift sentiment and after a mixed close in Asia stock markets are now selling off across Europe, with GER30 and UK100 down -1.8% on the day.

    Meanwhile US futures have lost their modest overnight gains and are down -0.4 to -0.7% now with fears of a second wave of virus infections and warnings that the lockdowns will have a longer term impact on activity adding to caution.Markets already struggled during the Asian part of the session and Topix and Nikkei closed with losses of -0.4% and -0.07% respectively. The Hang Seng was -0.50% lower at the close, while CSI 300 and ASX managed gained of 0.4% and 0.2%.

    Lets get back to GER30 and UK100 though. The interesting part is that both assets reversed away from the 61.8%-76.4% Fibonacci level set on the June’s downleg. Theoretically, 61.8% is the strongest retracement level, hence that confirms that from the technical side, the asset confirmed that retracement and further decline could find support on lower Fib. levels. However other that the slip away from 61.8% Fib. level, both assets breakout their 20-day SMA, suggesting that if the price action is been sustained by the end of the day below it, then the asset could be seen retesting June 11-15 low territory.

    In regards to the EU data now……

    German Ifo business confidence jumped to 86.2 in June, from 79.7 in the previous month. The current conditions index nudged higher, but less than hoped and the overall improvement was mainly due to a jump in the future expectations reading, which lifted to 91.4 from 80.4 in may. This is the highest reading since February, although the overall reading still fell back to an average of 80.1 in the second quarter of the year, from 92.6 in the first quarter. The numbers highlight the sharp correction in overall activity that was the result of lockdowns and the diffusion index, which gives the balance of positive and negative answers, still remained firmly in negative territory in June, with pessimists outnumbering optimists across all key sectors. A further indication then that things are improving, but that it will take a long time to overcome the slump. Against that background it remains to be see how many companies will survive and how the labour market will far once official wage support schemes are scaled back.

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    Another mixed US data set.

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    Another mixed set of US data today, with the Weekly Claims once again falling but just as importantly missing expectations. Durable Goods were a positive beat but the advance goods trade deficit widened and the final reading of Q1 GDP remained unmoved at -5.0%.

    US initial jobless claims fell -60,000 to 1,480,000 in the week ended June 20 following the disappointing small -26,000 drop to 1,540,000 (was 1,508,000) in the June 13 week which also coincided with the BLS survey period. This is a 12th straight decline in claims after the record surge to the all-time high of 6,867,000 in the March 27 week. The 4-week moving average continued to slip and was at 1,620,750 versus 1,781,500 (was 1,773,000). Continuing claims dropped -767,000 to 19,522,000 in the week of June 13 after falling -317,000 to 20,289,000 (was 20,544,000).

    US durable goods orders bounced 15.8% in May, a little firmer than expected and the biggest leap since July 2014, following the -18.1% (was -17.7%) plunge in April (the second worst on record) and the -16.7% drop in March. Transportation orders climbed 80.7% after April’s -48.6% (was -47.3%) plunge. Excluding transportation, orders rebounded 4.0% from -8.2% (was -7.7%) previously. Nondefense capital goods orders excluding aircraft climbed 2.3% from -6.5% (was -6.1%). Shipments were up 4.4% in May from -18.6% (was -18.2%). Nondefense capital goods shipments excluding aircraft rose 1.8% from -6.2% (was -5.7%). Inventories edged up 0.1% versus the prior unchanged reading (was 0.2%).

    US Q1 GDP was unrevised at -5.0% in the third look at the data, and compares to -4.8% in the Advance number, and 2.1% in Q4 2019. Personal consumption was down -6.8%, as it was in the second report, and was -7.6% in the Advance, and 1.8% in Q4. Fixed investment was revised up to a -1.3% pace from -2.4% in the second look, and was -0.6% in Q4. Government consumption was bumped up to 1.1% from 0.8% previously and 2.5% in Q4. Inventories subtracted -1.56%, revised down from -0.98%, while net exports added 1.3%, also lowered from 1.5% previously. The GDP chain price index posted a 1.4% rate, as it did in the second look, and was 1.3% in Q4. The core rate rose to 1.7% from 1.6% previously and 1.3% in Q4.

    Finally, the US advance goods trade deficit widened to -$74.3 bln in May from -$70.7 bln (was -$69.7 bln). Exports fell -5.8% to $90.1 bln after plunging -25.1% to $95.6 bln in April. Imports dropped -1.2% to $164.4 bln following the -13.6% decline to $166.3 bln previously. Wholesale inventories declined -1.2% to $642.2 from $649.9 bln (was $651.5 bln), with retail inventories dropping -6.1% to $604.5 bln from $643.8 bln (was $644.9 bln).

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    All of this has taken the shine off the USD recovery today – USDJPY slipped from 107.45 back under R1 at 107.20 and EURUSD moved up from S2 sub-1.1200, to 1.1225. However, both remain on trend from key moves which were initiated yesterday.

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    Events to Look Out for This Week.


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    An important week is coming up as Brexit trade talks resume next week, with Boris Johnson holding a video link summit with the EU Commission President on Monday. In addition, NFPs will be out on Thursday and a broad range of PMIs and other early indicators are expected during the week.

    Monday – 29 June 2020

    • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 12:00) – The German HICP inflation is expected to hold at 0.5% y/y for June.
    Tuesday – 30 June 2020

    • Gross Domestic Product (GBP, GMT 06:00) – The GDP is the economy’s most important figure. Q1’s GDP is expected to remain unchanged at -1.6% y/y and -2% q/q. As for the Q2 GDP, a severe contraction is expected after the 20.4% m/m contraction seen in April.
    • Consumer Price Index and Core (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The Euro Area flash CPI for June is forecasted to remain steady, at 0.1% y/y.
    • Gross Domestic Product (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The April GDP is expected to contract at -18.2%. The Q1 GDP revealed a -8.2% pandemic driven drop, marking a hefty pull-back in activity as lockdown measures shuttered much of the economy in the second half of March.
    • Consumer Confidence (USD, GMT 14:00) – Consumer confidence is expected to rise to 89.0 from 86.6 in May and a 6-year low of 86.9 in April. This compares to an 18-year high of 137.9 in October of 2018 and a recession-low of 25.3 in February of 2009. The present situation index is expected to improve to 78.5 from a seven-year low of 71.1 in May. All of the available confidence measures were oscillating near historic highs before being crushed by COVID-19, and even with big drop-backs, it’s remarkable how firm the consumer measures have stayed relative to prior recessions.
    • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speech
    • Feds Chair Powell testimony
    Wednesday – 01 July 2020

    • Canada and Hong-Kong – Holiday Day
    • Caixin Manufacturing PMI (CNY, GMT 01:45) – The Caixin manufacturing PMI is expected to hold into the neutral zone in June.
    • Markit Manufacturing PMI and Unemployment data (EUR, GMT 07:55) – In June, the German PMI is expected to once again show weakness in German manufacturing and a lift in the jobless rate at 6.6%, despite the wage subsidies and announced stimulus from the government. These are unlikely to prevent a further rise in official jobless numbers to around the 3 million mark by the end of the year, highlighting the impact of the pandemic on the economy.
    • ADP Employment Change (USD, GMT 12:15) – Employment change is seen spiking to 3.5 mln in the number of employed people in June, compared to the -2,760k May ADP drop.
    • ISM Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The ISM index is expected to rise to 49.0 in June from 43.1 in May.
    Thursday – 02 July 2020

    • NFP and Labour Market Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – A 3,000k June nonfarm payroll increase is projected, after a 2,509k rebound in May and a -20,527 April collapse.An assumption has been made for a 600k factory jobs increase in June, after a 225k May rise, with a big lift from a re-opening vehicle sector. The jobless rate should fall to 12.0% from 13.3% in May and a 14.7% peak in April. The continuing claims data have been slow to moderate, but nearly all other measures of activity have risen into June from a trough just after the April BLS survey week. Average hourly earnings are assumed to fall another -1.0% in June with a continued unwind of the April distortion from the concentration of layoffs in low-wage categories. This would translate to a drop in the y/y gain to 5.3% from 6.7%.
    Friday – 03 July 2020

    • United States – Independence Day
    • Retail Sales (AUD, GMT 00:30) – Retail Sales are expected to flatten at 16.3% for May.
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    USDIndex – Is the trend still down?

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    USDIndex – The Dollar has strengthened after home sales came out better than expected, at 44.3% from the 19.7% predicted and higher than -21.8% seen last month, boosting also stock markets. The US returned to the positive with S&P +1.47%, NASDAQ +1.2% and Dow Jones +2.32%.

    It looks like the USDIndex’s resumption attempt in the second half of June was not as effective as expected, with safe haven demand falling after the May lockdown. As a result of the latter, the US Dollar seems to be based on more internal economic factors. Therefore, this week we must pay special attention to US economic data. Today, the Chicago PMI index numbers are due alongside consumer confidence and Fed President Powell’s testimony, and tomorrow the ADP employment numbers and the PMI-ISM index will highlight US economic calendar this week , Tthe non-farm payrolls – which have moved to Thursday because Friday is the National Day and the market is closed.

    However, the USDIndex trend still has significant obstacles in the uptrend. A potential bearish flag trend could be spotted which could be the continuation of the downtrend if it is confirmed with a strong pullback. That is still below the 200-EMA and followed by Golden cross (50-EMA and 200-EMA), all of which are in line with momentum indicators such as MACD that are still in the negative.

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    US Data – ADP, PMIs & Vaccine News.

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    US ADP reported private payrolls rose 2.369 million in June. Also, May was revised sharply higher, by 5.825 million to a 3.065 million increase (was -2.760 million). April’s -19.409 million was a record plunge. Jobs in the goods production sector increased 457,000, with construction jobs up 394,000. Service sector employment increased 1.912 million, with gains of 961,000 in leisure/hospitality, 283,000 in education/health, and 151,000 in professional/business services. A robust private payrolls. The ADP climb beats the modest improvement in the continuing and initial claims data for the period, but undershoots the bigger sales, sentiment, and output gains in other measures, and is in line with the payroll gain expected for tomorrow’s jobs report. ADP gains were fairly evenly dispersed across increases of 873,000 for large companies, 559,000 for medium companies, and 937,000 for small companies.

    US final June Markit manufacturing rose to 49.8 (was 49.6 in the preliminary) from May’s 39.8. It is a fourth month of contraction and was at 50.6 a year ago. But the weakness is abating from the 36.1 record low from April amid re-openings of the economy. The 10-point surge in the index was a record jump, and it is now the highest reading since February. Output climbed to 47.5 from May’s 34.4, with new orders also moving higher.

    US equity markets have opened in positive territory, rebounding from early losses on the futures market following reports of positive results on a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.

    EURUSD pushes towards 1.1250 following a dip to 1.1184 earlier, USDJPY pivots around 107.50, down from Asian session highs at 108.06 and the USA500 trades at 3115 and highs of the day. FOMC Minutes due at 18:00 GMT.

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    EURUSD – The remainder of the week.

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    EURUSD, H4 – Even though the weekly framework is still sideways, the overall view of this pair is still considered positive. However, due to the strength of the USD yesterday, the pair pushed back to below 1.3000, after it initially propped up following the European Economic Report yesterday . Overall, the results were lower than expected. German industrial production came out at 7.8% from the forecast of 11%. France had a trade deficit more than expected at -7.1 billion, while Italian retail sales came out better than expected.

    Throughout June the pair was in the range of 1.1200-1.1350. In the H4-chart it has been being supported by the 50-period EMA line since yesterday. From last week we began to see higher lows as well as new highs, suggesting that it is likely to see the pair test the same high again at 1.1350. The MACD is still in the positive territory, but if we see the pair breaking through the 50-period-EMA, it could be seen that this pair will come down to test the key support zone at the 200-period EMA , which clashes with the 1.1200 low.

    However, in larger time frames like the weekly one, it can be seen that the EURUSD is already trying for the 6th consecutive week to pass the major Resistance level at the 200-week EMA or higher, but it looks to be stuck between the 50-week and the 200-week EMA. Hence any pullback away from the 200-week EMA could see the asset retesting the 50-week EMA line if the 1.1200 fails to provide Support.

    The economic calendar this week is quiet. The key data from the EUR side today is the European Commission’s economic growth forecast. On Thursday, there is the European group meeting Including numbers using the US unemployment privileges, and on Friday, US PPI numbers will be announced.

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    14th consecutive decline in US claims.

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    After it pared declines as a mostly risk-on session in Asia, led by a continued rally in Chinese stocks, gave way to a less certain session in European markets, Dollar was little changed after the slightly higher than consensus rise in jobless claims. EURUSD turned slightly lower to 1.1335 from 1.1340, while USDJPY was pretty much unchanged, bouncing between 107.17-107.40.

    US initial jobless claims dropped -99k to 1,314k in the week ended July 4, close to forecasts. The prior report for June 27 was revised to show a -69k decline to 1,413k (was 1,427k). This is the 14th week of decline from the record 6,867k from March 27. It brings the 4-week moving average to 1,437.25k from 1,500.25k (was 1,503.75k). Continuing claims declined -698k to 18,062k in the week ended June 27 versus 18,760k (was 19,290k) in the June 20 week. And continuing claims are down from a May 9 high of 24,912k. The insured unemployment rate fell to 12.4% from 12.9% (was 13.2%).

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    Today‘s improvement was encouraging, though claims declines overall continue to fall short of the rebound we’re seeing in nonfarm payrolls, as well as the increases into the summer for most available supply and demand measures for the economy, though with some restraint in gains recently from pull-backs in re-openings.

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    Treasury yields are inching slightly lower, even as equity futures rally. There was no real impact from the 14th consecutive decline in initial jobless claims. The 10-year yield is 1.8 bps richer at 0.646%, while the 2-year has dipped to 0.157%. Equity futures are now in the green, albeit barely for the USA30, while the USA100 is 0.6% firmer and the USA500 is up 0.2%.

    Caution over the coronavirus, with another record increase in US cases, and concerns over the reopening process are dictating a lot of the trade.

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    Events to Look Out for This Week.


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    An interesting week is coming up, packed with economic data and political developments, as next week’s EU summit highlights that the EUR 750 bln recovery fund proposed by the European Commission remains controversial in its proposed form, and remains far from certain. Attention will remain on virus reports and on the monetary policy meetings in the world’s major economies (ECB, BoJ and BoC) and their potential for guidance regarding future stimulus actions.
    .Monday – 13 July 2020

    • BoE’s Governor Bailey speech (USD, GMT 15:30) – In June’s meeting, the BoE voted unanimously to keep rates unchanged, but a 8-1 majority opted for an extension of the asset purchase target by GBP 100 bln to now GBP 745 bln. The overall tone of the assessment seemed less gloomy than the sharp contraction in monthly GDP had suggested. This speech could clear the view of further stimulus and the reports that the BoE has been talking with commercial banks to prepare them for the possibility of negative interest rates.
    Tuesday – 14 July 2020

    • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 06:00) – The German HICP inflation for June is anticipated to decline at 0.5% y/y from 0.8% y/y.
    • Gross Domestic Product (GBP, GMT 06:00) – GDP is the economy’s most important figure. April’s GDP was contracted to -20.4% m/m.
    • ECB Bank Lending Survey (EUR, GMT 08:00) – The bank lending survey (BLS) for the euro area was launched in 2003. Its main objective is to enhance the Eurosystem’s knowledge of financing conditions in the euro area.
    • Economic Sentiment (EUR, GMT 09:00) – German July ZEW economic sentiment is expected to have declined at 60.0 compared to 63.4 in June.
    • Consumer Price Index (USD, GMT 12:30) – The headline CPI for June is expected with a 0.1% core price rate, following May declines of -0.1% for both. The headline will be boosted by an estimated 13% June pop for CPI gasoline prices. As-expected June figures would result in a headline y/y increase of 0.6%, up from 0.1% in May. Core prices should sit a 1.0% y/y rise, below the 1.2% y/y pace last month.
    • SNB’s Chairman Jordan speech (CHF, GMT 13:30)
    Wednesday – 15 July 2020
    • BoJ Interest Rate Decision and Conference (JPY, GMT 03:00- 06:00) – Shadowed by Covid-19, the BoJ has less room for monetary policy manoeuvre, with Japan not depending on foreign investment inflows to sustain financing and with Japanese investors apt during times of risk aversion in global markets to repatriate capital from the sale of foreign assets, and/or put on currency hedges on foreign assets.
    • Consumer Price Index and Retail Sales (GBP, GMT 06:00) – Prices are expected to have eased in June, with overall inflation expected to stand unchanged at 0.5% y/y, and core at 1.3% from 1.2% y/y last month. UK retail sales expected to grow slightly to 0.1% in June.
    • BoC Interest Rate Decision and Conference (CAD, GMT 14:00- 15:00) – Bank of Canada expected to maintain the 0.25% rate setting. However, since in the latest announcement the Bank maintained its commitment to continue large-scale asset purchases until the economic recovery is well underway, this is expected to be seen again this time.
    Thursday – 16 July 2020
    • Employment Data (AUD, GMT 01:30) – Both the unemployment rate and the employment change are expected to have grown in June.
    • Gross Domestic Product (CNY, GMT 02:00) – GDP is the economy’s most important figure. Q2’s GDP is expected to be dropped to -9.9% q/q contraction from -9.8%q/q.
    • Average Earnings (GBP, GMT 06:00) – Average Earnings excluding bonus are expected to have grown by 1.4% in May. The ILO unemployment rate is expected to have risen at 4.7% from 3.9%.
    • ECB Interest Rate Decision and Press Conference (EUR, GMT 11:45 & 12:30) – So far the ECB seems to have been united behind the goal to provide financial market stability through the crisis as lockdowns not just across Europe plunged economies into deep recessions. However, hectic diplomacy ahead of EU summit highlights that the EUR 750 bln recovery fund proposed by the European Commission remains controversial in its proposed form, and remains far from certain. At the same time, there is a new rifts emerging at the ECB – not just over the need to use the full PEPP envelope, but also over the future of the inflation target. Virus headlines have distracted from the fact that the ECB is currently in the process of conducting a thorough review of its overall strategy and that also involved the definition of price stability, which currently still is set as “below but close to 2%”. In the current situation that would mean the central bank would leave expansionary policy measures in place longer than necessary to bring inflation back to the 2% target.
    • Retail Sales (USD, GMT 12:30) – June increases are expected at 6.0% for headline retail sales and 6.7% for the ex-auto figure, following May increases of 17.7% for the headline and 12.4% ex-autos.
    Friday – 17 July 2020
    • EU Leaders Special Summit
    • Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The final Euro Area CPI for June is anticipated to slow down to 0.1% y/y from 0.3%y/y last month. The core inflation is seen at 0.9% y/y from 0.8% y/y.
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    Sterling in the Cross-hairs today.

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    UK data today has continued the pressure on Sterling, with the UK economy rebounding less than expected in May. Overall GDP lifted 1.8% m/m, compared to Bloomberg consensus of 5.5% m/m. With economic activity still falling -20.3% m/m in April, the modest uptick over the month still saw the annual rate falling back to -19.1%, from -10.8% y/y in the previous month. Industrial production actually lifted 6.0% m/m and construction output rebounded 8.2% m/m, but rebounds fell short of expectations and this also holds for the index of services, which lifted a mere 0.9% m/m, after still falling -18.9% m/m in April. Services are still down nearly 19% on last year’s levels, construction output is nearly 40% below the levels in May last year and overall industrial production 20%. Virus restrictions came later and subsequently were also lifted later in the UK compared to most other European countries, and forward looking confidence data are signalling that at least the construction sector is back in expansion territory. Still, the numbers highlight downside risks, especially as there is also not much progress in trade talks with the EU, leaving the risk that the transition period will end without a new deal in place.

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    The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) also issued their latest updates today and it makes sorry reading for the UK economy, with expectations of record peacetime levels of public debt and the largest decline in UK GDP in 300 years.

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    Cable carved out a six-day low at 1.2537, which has been partly a product of sterling underperformance following a much weaker than expected UK May GDP figure, and followed through to test 1.2505 following the OBR report. EURGBP concurrently lifted to a seven-day peak at 0.9069, and GBPJPY traded into six-day low terrain at 134.17.

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    FX Update – July 15 – A Softer USD persists.

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    The Dollar has remained on a softening track against most other currencies, while the Euro has remained broadly underpinned amid expectations for EU leaders to green-light the proposed EUR 750 bln recovery fund this week. The Pound managed to rebound after underperforming over the prior two days. Risk appetite has been buoyant, with European and Asia stock markets rallying and US equity index futures gaining, underpinned by news that US biotech company Moderna’s candidate vaccine for the SARS Cov-2 coronavirus was shown in an early-stage trial to be safe while successfully provoking immune responses in all 45 of the volunteers. News from Oxford, UK¹, too, that more progress is being made on the vaccine front also helped lift sentiment and equity markets.

    The narrow trade-weighted USDIndex carved out a fresh one-month low at 95.80, drawing in on the four-and-a-half-month low seen in June at 95.72. EURUSD rallied to its highest level since early March at 1.1445. Cable rallied to a two-day high at 1.2626, extending a strong rebound from Tuesday’s eight-day low at 1.2479. The rise in Cable wasn’t just a softer dollar story, as the Pound concurrently rebounded against the Euro, driving EURGBP to a 0.9051 low, extending a correction from yesterday’s two-week high at 0.9115. GBPJPY also lifted to a two-day high. USDJPY drifted under 107.00, expecting a moderate correction from yesterday’s one-week high at 107.44. The risk-sensitive AUDJPY cross printed a five-week high at 75.29. AUDUSD similarly reached a five-week peak, at 0.7020. The BoJ left policy unchanged, as had been widely anticipated. Governor Kuroda maintained dovish guidance, noting that there remain various tools that could be utilized for further easing.

    Ahead of the BOC later, USDCAD has ebbed to a two-day low at 1.3560, weighed down by a combination of the broader US dollar softness and a broadly firmer Canadian currency, which has been concomitant with a bout of risk-on positioning in global markets. Front-month USOil futures have rotated higher following a phase of sub-$40 pricing, printing a six-day high at $40.93, which has been supportive of oil-correlating currencies, including the Canadian Dollar. Gold continues to wind higher, trading to a four-day high at $1815 earlier, before cooling to $1805 currently.

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