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.
Euro edges up as greenback rebounds on equity bounce
On Monday, the common currency soared and the evergreen buck rebounded because a bounce in stock markets concluded a firm run for the US currency in which nervous market participants had hurried to have their trading positions reversed against the evergreen buck.
Some passion for risk-taking actually crept back into FX markets following the previous week's sink, thus assisting emerging market higher-yielding currencies and also commodity-linked ones, including the Canadian and Australian dollars, but the revenues were restricted.
The evergreen buck lost 0.2% versus a basket of key currencies, paring some of the previous week’s profits when the US currency faced its best weekly performance since 2016.
As for Asian equity markets, they seem to be calm enough on Monday. It’s because S&P futures managed to have their bounce extended, while EU benchmarks started higher because volatility relived after the previous week’s soar.
The previous week’s sell-off affected currencies, making many market participants unwind their bets on a stronger common currency and also cease dealing with higher yielding, although riskier assets and look for safety in the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.
The moves in FX markets turned to be far more muted compared to other assets.
The American consumer price inflation numbers to be uncovered on Wednesday are going to be the most crucial data for the overall market direction this week.
The market’s still heavily focused on the common currency. However, traders will undoubtedly have their trading positions reduced without delay.
The common currency managed to ascend 0.2% being worth $1.2275 having reached a day's maximum of $1.2298. The previous week the EU’s key currency faced its worst trading week since November 2016.
Against Japan’s currency, the evergreen buck went down, although froze above a five-month minimum. The US currency dived 0.1% hitting 108.69 yen.
The Bank of England will publish its Monetary Policy Report and Summary, Official Bank Rate, and its votes on May 5 at 14:00 MT.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will make the cash rate statement on May 3, at 07:30 MT.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.