The US dollar turned to the upside on Monday. Let's discuss what to expect next from the market.
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.
Three main drivers of the market: the stimulus package, the US presidential election and the coronavirus. Let's look how market reacts.
The USA will publish unemployment claims on October 22 at 15:30 MT time. How to trade after the release?
The focus of traders’ attention shifted from Brexit and the US stimulus to the coronavirus . The WHO claimed that Europe become the new Covid-19 epicenter.
Canada will publish the monthly GDP growth on October 30 at 14:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank publishes the monetary policy statement alongside with an update on the interest rate on October 29, at 14:45 MT time.