NAB – The Morning Call · More oil, weaker jobs growth. Equities live on hope.

More oil, weaker jobs growth. Equities live on hope

Friday 3rd June 2022

Today saw another session demonstrating the violent swings across all asset classes. Equities, that were well down yesterday, are well up this morning, despite an earnings downgrade from Microsoft. A chunk of the optimism comes from news that OPEC+ will increase oil production, even though oil prices themselves rose today. NAB’s Ken Crompton says we haven’t seen the same response in bond markets because of the likelihood that the Fed will keep rising, even beyond September, Lael Brainard said as much overnight. Tonight US non-farm payrolls will be watched keenly for signs of a softening job market or a reduction in wages.

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