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US markets alternate gains and losses, dollar firmly up

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Shares in the US markets remained indifferent after the positive results from the US labour market, with Initial Claims falling to 5-year lows at 323K in the week ended on May3, alternating advances and pullbacks in a risk-off context. The greenback is marching north, advancing through the key resistance at 82.00 to the boundaries of 82.40, although retracing some ground afterwards.
DowJones is down 0.01%, followed by the S&P500, 0.19% while the Nasdaq is gaining just 0.06%.

Markets in Euroland closed mixed, partially retracing recent strong gains after better US jobs data helped indices to trim losses. The CAC40 was the worst performer, down 0.70% and seconded by the IBEX35, 0.28%. The German benchmark kept the record levels, gaining 0.16% ahead of the FTSE100, 0.14%.
Volatile session for the single currency, climbing to session highs in the vicinity of 1.3180 just to fall almost a big figure soon after, ignoring the upbeat results from the Spanish short-term auctions.

In the commodities realm, both the barrel of WTI and the ounce troy of the precious metal are suffering the higher USD, retreating 0.70% at $95.94 and 0.33% at $1,468, respectively.

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