Daily Alert: A mixed end to the week for data and sharemarkets

  • US Non-farm Payrolls (employment) rose by 194,000 in September, much weaker than analysts’ expectations that were centred on a lift of 500,000.
  • European sharemarkets were mixed on Friday while US sharemarkets were modestly weaker on Friday.
  • US Treasury prices fell on Friday (yields higher) as analysts continue to expect the Federal Reserve to reduce bond purchases from November.

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