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Profits Booked Ahead of CPI

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Profits booked ahead of CPI. US stocks snapped eight days of winning streaks, after the producer price index rose as expected, adding fears to rising inflation. Dow (-0.31%), Nasdaq (-0.60%) and S&P (-0.35%) were sold-off as profit taking became the order of the day, ahead of the CPI reading on Wednesday. The 10Y benchmark dipped to 1.42% as Dollar (DXY) closed below the 94 handle amid safe haven flows.

In the commodities market, crude advanced further for the third day, settling above $84.60/bl as EIA projected a short term demand recovery amid the coming winter. Gold continues to be on bids for the fourth day, breaking up the $1,820/oz barrier ahead of inflation reading on Wednesday. Elsewhere, iron ore dipped further to $94.36/tn as China reported cooling demand.

In the FX space, Yen, Swiss, Euro, Dollar and Aussie were seen synching across short and medium term accounts, in opposite polar to long term accounts, amid rebalancing and potentially turning around in trends as global equities flirted with all time highs. Markets are looking forward to reading higher inflation (5.8% vs 5.4%) and lower jobless claims (276k vs 284k) on Wednesday, plus earnings reports from Wendy (WEN), Disney (DIS) and Dillards (DDS) to name a few. EIA petroleum status will be in the spotlight for crude traders.

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