US indices finished yesterday’s session higher. S&P 500 gained 0.95%, Dow Jones rose 0.64 and Nasdaq added 1.62%

Indices from the Asia-Pacific region traded higher today. Nikkei gained 1.15%, S&P/ASX 200 added 0.33% and Kospi jumped 1.93%. Indices from China traded 0.5-1.75% higher.

DAX futures point to  higher opening of the European cash session

Goldman Sachs is waiting for the US NFP to buy yen

Japan services PPI 1.8% y/y (prior 1.7%)

Japan CPI data for May: Headline 2.5% y/y (expected 2.9%)

According to ANZ “traffic data in China suggests demand is improving”

EIA announced that update on weekly DOE oil inventories report will be published on Monday

Brent and WTI trade slightly above the flat line.

Cryptocurrencies trade higher on Friday morning. Bitcoin approaches  $21,000 and Ethereum managed to return above $1100

Precious metals trade mixed – gold a drop while silver and platinum gain

NZD and AUD are the best performing major currencies while USD and CHF lag the most

GOLD is testing a major support zone in the $1823 area. If sellers manage to break below the upward trendline, downward move may accelerate towards next support at $1760, which coincides with 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of the upward wave launched in March 2021.