Across the Atlantic, the shine was taken off financial indices on Friday, after disappointing unemployment data from the US raised concerns that the jobs market in the world's biggest economy was under serious stress. This precipitated a tumble in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Further weakness could follow. Capital Spreads offers a price of 10582-10584 for the Dow Jones index.
Friday’s US non-farm payrolls figures also led risky assets lower last week. Crude oil fell by more than a dollar, after hitting three-month highs and breaking $82 a barrel the week before. With investors turning their attentions to safe havens such as gold, further drops in oil could be on the cards. ShortsandLongs.com has a light crude daily September price of $80.94-$80.99.