The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
EUR, USD, GBP: all attention to PMI reports
What will happen?
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day! What is PMI? Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is an indicator that measures the economic health of the manufacturing and services sectors. It is based on production, supplier deliveries, new orders, and the employment environment. If the indicator is higher than 50, it demonstrates the expansion of an industry, while an indicator below 50 signals a contraction.
How to trade on PMI?
Traders pay close attention to whether the real numbers exceed market expectations or not as it will have a huge impact on the currency.
- If the actual PMI data is higher than the forecasts, the currency will strengthen.
- If the actual PMI data is lower than the forecasts, the currency will weaken.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/USD
Germany will release the flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services industries at 10:30 GMT+2 on January 24.
Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) will release an economic sentiment index for Germany on January 18, 12:00 GMT+2
Great Britain's office for national statistics will release CPI data on January 19, 09:00 GMT+2.