The US showed strong retail sales for August despite the spread of the Delta virus strain. As a result, the US dollar rocketed and gold dropped by 2286 points in half an hour after the release.
Fly with the USD on NFP!
The US Non-Farm Payrolls are announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
In the last three months, the US economy has been doing pretty well from the side of the labor market. In July, 1.76mln jobs were added into the economy after a stunning spike of 4.8mln jobs in June. In the meantime, the USD has been strategically losing value against most of its counterparts since June. That’s why beating the market expectations this Friday would be a very timely boost for the USD to regain its power and status as the safe-haven asset – especially in view of the nearing US elections in November.
- If the jobs data is better-than-thought, the USD will get stronger.
- Otherwise, it will lose value.
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The FOMC, a committee within the Federal Reserve, will hold an important meeting and press conference on September 22 at 21:00 MT time (GMT+3).
Quadruple witching is gone and now there are no reasons for the market to hinder. From banks statements and economic data to gas storage reading and Fed’s Powell speech – get ready for active trading.