Here we gathered the best and the worst performers of the week and the most volatile pairs .
Evergreen buck slumps a bit on US jobs data
On Friday, the evergreen buck declined after the Bureau of Labor Statistics informed that the American economy generated up to 134,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate slipped to about 3.7%, thus marking the lowest value since 1969.
Assessing the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential versus its primary counterparts the USD index accounted for 95.66 in contrast with an outcome of 95.77.
Financial analysts had hoped for an outcome of about 168,000 fresh jobs for September.
The key US bank keeps to its rate path and American yields rally. As follows from this, flows into American dollars are expected to tack on.
The common currency EUR/USD that has struggled most of the week versus the evergreen buck because budget fears out of Italy put pressure on the euro. Last it traded at $1.1521 in contrast with Thursday’s outcome of $1.1516.
Meanwhile, the currency pair GBP/USD turned out to be the best performing currency pair, coming up with an outcome of $1.3116 in contrast with $1.3020 demonstrated on Thursday. Earlier in the trading session the UK currency managed to ascend right after Bloomberg informed that the European Union would offer Great Britain a “super-charged” free-trade pact.
Besides this, the currency pair USD/JPY, traditionally utilized as a gauge of investor appetite, inched up versus the greenback reaching ¥113.74 versus Thursday’s reading of ¥113.90. It showed ¥113.97 before the publication of the September job report.
In addition to this, in North America, the currency pair USD/CAD headed south versus the American dollar coming up with an outcome of C$1.2941 in contrast with C$1.2925.
Moreover, the currency pair AUD/USD proceeded with its dive reaching $0.7053. The Australian dollar demonstrated a fresh 2½-year minimum versus the evergreen buck on Friday hitting $0.7042, as follows from FactSet data.
The European Central Bank will meet today to discuss the current monetary policy and the fate of the quantitative easing program
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
The Facebook earnings report is coming at 00:00 MT time on January 30.
Apple earnings report is released at 00:00 MT time on January 29.
The US Fed Funds Rate announcement and Press Conference will be at 21:00 MT on January 29.