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Monday, June 1, 2009

EUR/USD Rises for Third Day as GM Goes Bankrupt

Euro continued to advance sharply against the U.S. dollar today as the U.S. are witnessing their biggest bankruptcy case in history. Economic indicators that came out from the United States today (other than GM bankruptcy) were better than expected. EUR/USD is now trading near 1.4209.

Personal income rose by 0.5% in April after decreasing by 0.2% in March (revised up from -0.3%). Personal spending decreased by 0.1% in April, following 0.3% drop in March (revised down from -0.2%). Forecasts for both indicators showed -0.2%.

Construction spending at seasonally adjusted annual rate rose by 0.8% in April after 0.4% gain in March (revised up from 0.4% growth). Median forecast by the analysts pointed at 0.8% decline.

ISM in manufacturing sector rose from 40.1% to 42.8% in May — almost the same as expected (42%).


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