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ISM Services PMI Surges in August

ISM Services PMI August report

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Services PMI for August has outperformed expectations, possibly bolstering the U.S. dollar and impacting financial markets.

On September 6, ISM released its monthly report, revealing that the ISM Services PMI had risen from 52.7 in July to 54.5 in August, surpassing the anticipated 52.5. This figure indicates ongoing expansion, marking the eighth consecutive month in expansion territory.

Strong Numbers Across the ISM Services PMI August Report

Furthermore, the New Orders Index climbed from 55.0 in July to 57.5 in August, while the Business Activity Index saw an increase from 57.1 to 57.3.

Mixed Signals from S&P Global Services PMI

On the same day, traders also reviewed the final reading of the S&P Global Services PMI report, which showed a decline from 52.3 in July to 50.5 in August, falling short of the expected 51.

Market Impact

The unexpectedly positive ISM report had a notable impact on the U.S. Dollar Index, which tested the 105.00 level. This outcome boosts the likelihood of a more hawkish stance from the Federal Reserve, given the strong performance of the services sector.

Gold Prices React

Conversely, gold prices retreated to approximately $1920, influenced by a stronger dollar and rising Treasury yields. The yield of 2-year Treasuries surged above the 5.00% threshold, applying bearish pressure on precious metals markets.

Equity Markets Respond

In the equities market, the S&P 500 dipped to session lows near the 4470 level in response to the report. Rising Treasury yields placed considerable pressure on major indices throughout the day. The encouraging ISM report, signaling a potentially more hawkish Fed, contributed to concerns among traders, leading to selling pressure on stocks.

Risk Considerations

Please note that trading derivatives carries a high level of risk, and individuals should only engage with capital they can afford to lose. It may not be suitable for all investors, and seeking independent advice is recommended.

Trading Compass

Disclaimer: Please note that this article serves solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as financial advice. We strongly advise readers to conduct thorough research and consult with financial professionals before making any investment decisions


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