Stocks rebound accelerates after employment report eases recession fears


Dollar weakening continues despite solid jobs report

US stocks rebound broadened on Friday after solid September jobs report. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% to 2952.01, falling 0.3% for the week. Dow Jones industrial advanced 1.4% to 26573.72. The Nasdaq gained 1.4% to 7982.47. The dollar weakening continued at steady pace as US economy added below expected 136,000 new jobs in September while unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, slipped 0.1% to 98.78 but is higher currently. Stock index futures point to lower openings today.

FTSE 100 leads European indexes movements

European stocks rebounded on Friday led by defensive shares. The EUR/USD continued its climb Friday while GBP/USD slid with both pairs lower currently. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.7%. The DAX 30 rose 0.7% Friday to 12012.81. France’s CAC 40 advanced 0.9% and UK’s FTSE 100 rallied 1.1% to 7155.38.

Australia’s All Ordinaries Index extends gains

Asian stock indices are mostly higher today. Nikkei gave up earlier gains ending 0.2% lower at 21375.25 with yen resuming its slide against the dollar. Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China remained closed for a holiday. Australia’s All Ordinaries Index extended gains 0.7% as the Australian dollar renewed its slide against the greenback.

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Brent futures prices are extending gains today. Prices rose on Friday buoyed by Baker Hughes report the number of active US oil rigs fell by 3 to 710 last week: Brent for December settlement ended 1.1% higher at $58.37 a barrel Friday, posting 4.4% loss for the week.

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