The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Crucial event for Forex: NFP
Non-Farm payrolls will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT time! Are you ready?
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
Indeed, no event is more important for Forex than NFP. A few seconds after the release, charts usually start moving fast, creating huge swings. 1.371 million jobs were added in August, marking a decline from 1.734 million in the previous month. However, that rise hasn’t managed to offset 22 million jobs, which were lost in March and April. Therefore, the labor market is still well below pre-crisis levels. Nevertheless, the market’s reaction will depend on whether it beats estimates or not.
- As a rule, when NFP comes out better than the forecasts, the USD rises.
- When NFP is worse than the forecasts, the USD drops.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.