EUR/USD jumped 0.86%. Opinion poll suggests UK to remain in EU.

EUR/USD rose for the second day in a row. As of 6:00 PM EDT the pair was trading at 1.1427, which is 0.86% higher than the previous close.

US shares finished higher today driven mainly by the opinion poll suggesting Britain to remain part of the European Union. Below is presented the performance of major indices:

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  • DJIA closed at 18,011.07, up 1.29%.
  • Nasdaq Composite rose 1.59% finishing at 4,910.04.
  • S&P 500 closed at 2,113.32, which represents 1.34% increase from the previous close.

According to the Labor Department, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended June 18, almost reaching the 43-year low. The result is lower than the analysts’ estimate of 270,000.

US manufacturing activity increased in June. The Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.4 from 50.7 in May, reaching a three month high.


“Today’s data suggest that growth has bounced back in the second quarter,” said Ryan Sweet, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics.

According to the data released from the Commerce Department, the US new homes sales fell 6% in May from the previous month to an annual rate of 551,000. “Through the volatility, the trend still looks upward” said Jim O’Sullivan, economist at High Frequency Economics.

Oil prices rose today. The WTI Crude closed at 50.11 USD/bbl, up 1.99%. The Brent Crude was trading at 51.11 USD/bbl as of 5:43 PM EDT, which is 2.47% higher than the previous close.

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