ECB meeting is on the agenda. Will the EUR get weaker?
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 news that opposition lawmakers plan to stop Boris Johnson to leave the European Union without a deal increased the political uncertainties in the UK.
The level of non-farm payrolls (NFP), also known as non-farm employment change will be published on September 6, at 15:30 MT time.
The retail sales for the US in focus today
During today's Turkish central bank meeting, the market anticipated a rate cut between 200-300 pips.
The USA will publish the level of retail sales and core retail sales on September 13, at 15:30 MT time.