The EUR/USD progressed to fall today following yesterday’s acute decrease, though today’s fall was a bit smaller. The US economic report was not specifically fine, but this didn’t hinder market attendants from speculating about a possible interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve.
Philadelphia Fed manufacturing indicator was at -1.8 in May, downward from -1.6 in April. The definite reading was far from forecasts’ predictions of 3.2. (Event A on the chart.)
Initial unemployment claims decreased from 294k to 278k the previous week, in alignment with analysts of 276k. (Event A on the chart.)
Leading index increased 0.6% in April — a huge rise than 0.4% anticipated by forecasters. The prior month’s reading was adjusted from the rise by 0.2% to a zero revision. (Event B on the chart.)