Important currencies are in a more defensive position before European trading.
As a result, the Australian and kiwi are holding back today as key currencies track their moves overnight. Meanwhile, the dollar is holding steady against the euro and pound, with EUR / USD only in a range of 9 pips (!).
Share sentiment remains modest as US futures are close to flat levels and Asian equities are doing slightly better Government bond yields are somewhat weaker but not overly overwhelming to point to a strong risk sentiment.
In the future, risk sentiment will be a key factor in market sentiment even in times of month-end trading.