South African Rand Futures Market News and Commentary
The dollar index (DXY00) this morning is up +0.650 (+0.66%). Jun euro-fx futures (E6M0) are down -0.00096 (-0.86%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0099 (-0.90%). Jun yen futures (J6M0) are up +0.22 (+0.24%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.27 (-0.25%).
The dollar index this morning is moving higher as the spread of the coronavirus undercuts stocks and sparks demand for safe-haven assets, including the dollar. President Trump late Tuesday warned of "a painful two weeks" for Americans as government scientists project the coronavirus pandemic may result in deaths as high as 240,000. Market volatility remains elevated as the coronavirus pandemic continues to expand throughout the world. Confirmed cases of the virus have risen above 873,000 with deaths exceeding 43,000.
Gains in the dollar accelerated this morning after the U.S. Mar ADP employment report fell by only -27,000, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of -150,000.
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