The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
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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.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.