► European stocks find a fragile footing after three straight days of losses, thanks to Wall Street's bounce back. However, Europe's Stoxx 600 only show slight gain (currently + 0.3%), showing continued caution in the market. This modest climb came despite the S&P 500’s significant gain, its largest in nearly three weeks. European construction PMI also came in slightly higher with the exception from Germany posting lower than expected PMI numbers (39.3 vs 41.5 prior).
► US stocks closed higher on Wednesday with the Nasdaq (+1.35%), S&P 500 (+0.81%), and Dow (+0.38%), closing with gains. Wall Street's rebound was influenced by weaker-than-expected US job additions and a slight pullback in the services sector, pushing traders to reduce bets on a Fed rate hike. Yields cooled down yesterday, but the the cooling seems temporary with US Treasury yields trading flat in today's pre-market. Now, the chances of a November rate rise are perceived as near 25%, a decrease from one-in-three prior to this data release.
► Despite the hint of optimism, global markets grapple to regain lost ground. A massive selloff previously erased trillions from global equities and bonds, mainly due to concerns about how much higher the US interest rates could go. The focus now shifts to Friday's monthly payrolls, which may indicate the state of the labor market. But before that, investors await the weekly jobless figures set to release later today (12:30 UTC+0).The ADP payrolls data, which came in weaker than expected yesterday, has not been a reliable predictor of the more important NFP data in recent months.
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