US Initial jobless claims will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
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US unemployment claims and GDP will be released on August 27 at 15:30 MT time!
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD; USD/JPY; GBP/USD; USD/CAD
The combination of two US significant releases at one time will make the market really volatile! Unemployment claims reveal the amount of people, who filed for jobless benefits during the previous week. The gross domestic product shows an annualized change in the value of all goods and services produced by the economy. This report is delivered every quarter, but in the annualized format: the quarterly change is multiplied by 4. There are 3 types of GDP: advance, preliminary, and final. The advance one is the earliest and thus tends to have the biggest impact. However, this week is not so eventful, that’s why traders will pay closer attention to this report. Notably, the advanced GDP contracted by 32.9% and marked the largest decline ever. Indeed, the coronavirus ruined many business and factories. The recovery will depend on the government’s ability to contain the virus spread.
- The US dollar will surge, if the data comes better than expected.
- Otherwise – drop.
The US dollar has broken through the key resistance, it failed to cross since March so far. Riskier assets are dipping. Let’s discuss it in detail.
Services and Manufacturing PMIs are out on Wednesday at 11:30 MT time.
China’s Manufacturing PMI will be out on Wednesday at 04:00 MT time!
China's industrial rebound, progress in US fiscal stimulus and other important news in this article.
The market sentiment is mixed as investors weigh US stimulus package against the rising infections and worse-than-expected US unemployment claims. Jump in for fresh analysis of EUR/USD, USD/JPY, S&P 500 and gold!