The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
AUD is hopeful about the job data
What will happen?
Australia will publish the employment change and unemployment rate on February 18, at 02:30 MT time. These are the main indicators of employment. While the employment change shows the change in the number of employed people, the unemployment rate measures the percentage of unemployed people who are actively seeking employment during the previous month.
How to trade on the Australian job data?
Traders need to remember an important notice: a higher employment change and a lower unemployment rate is a good factor for the economy, while lower employment change and the higher unemployment rate is the opposite one. As a result, the first scenario will be attractive for the bulls of the AUD due to increased demand for the currency. You need to follow the forecasts in the economic calendar to predict the reaction of the aussie.
- Better-than-expected indicators will push the AUD higher;
- Worse-than-expected indicators will pull the AUD down.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/JPY, AUD/NZD
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on May 6, at 15:30 MT time.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.