​The Trump administration has not yet formally deployed the long-awaited latest $200 billion in tariffs against China, but a new Wall Street Journal report indicates that Japan might be next on the agenda.
Squawk / 02 June 2017 at 12:38 GMT
Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
US May Jobs report was an ugly one: this one was ugly virtually across the board, as the payrolls change headline (+136k vs. +182k expected) combined with net revisions (-66k) mean a more than -100k miss to overall expectations and and the average hourly earnings limped lower, matching recent lows at +2.5% year-on-year. All around uninspiring and though it may not affect whether the Fed hikes at the June 14 FOMC meeting, they will have to sound very flexible on their guidance.

Even the drop in the unemployment rate to 4.3% was on the bad news that the participation rate dropped -0.2% to 62.7%, the lowest in five months.

For confirmation that the US dollar may weaken further on this, we are watching US yields as the low for the cycle in the 10-year comes into view around 2.16%. A drop below here could see USDJPY in particular challenging lower, especially if this is accompanied by a bit of risk off in equity markets.
Ole Hansen Ole Hansen
Gold, JPY and bonds all climbing. This could increase speculation that the FOMC will deliver a dovish rate hike on June 14
Market Predator Market Predator
Valuable squawk!! Thx. John.
Andrew Perkins Andrew Perkins
Nice call John
AlexF AlexF
Hi Ole, please why on earth Saxo discretionary strategy went long gold at the NFP annoucement ?!
AlexF AlexF
Sorry he went short gold ! lol thus my question !
djustoe djustoe
So how is the street justifying the equity rally despite the poor data ?
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S.Bannon's put.


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