US Initial jobless claims will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
AUD in focus of traders
The Australian unemployment rate will be released on August 13 at 4:30 MT time!
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/CHF, EUR/AUD
Last time Australian unemployment rate jumped to the highest level since November 1998. Obviously, it was the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic: most companies were forced to shut down. As a result, many workers were fired. The total number even surpassed the all-time high of 992 300. Nevertheless, things are not so terrible as it may seem: employment rose by 210 800 in June, beating analysts’ estimates of a 112 000 increase. Now, Australia is suffering from the fresh coronavirus resurgence. New virus cases are inevitably rising in its state Victoria. Therefore, this time unemployment rate may surprise everyone.
- If the unemployment rate is better than the forecast, the AUD will rise.
- Otherwise, the AUD will fall.
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!