Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
Hooray! It’s NFP day!
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
The US NFP report will come out on January 8 at 15:30 MT time. Keep this time free, otherwise, you risk missing the crucial event for the whole Forex world that occurs only once in a month! Let us quickly remind you of what it is and how the market usually reacts. NFP or non-farm payrolls represent the change in the number of employed people during the previous month, excluding those who work in the farming industry. The more people are employed, the better the economic conditions are. In contrast, the fewer people are employed, the worse the economic conditions are. Easy! However, the market reaction depends on whether the actual NFP is better than the forecast or not. Elsewhere, it’s important to pay attention to two other indicators released at the same time with NFP: average hourly earnings m/m and the unemployment rate.
- If all the three indicators come out better than the forecasts, the USD will rise.
- If all the indicators are worse than the forecasts, the USD will drop.
- If NFP comes better, but earnings – worse, the USD will spike at first, but it will fall with the second wave.
The volatility that the markets experienced last week promises the second tidal wave! What should your favorite assets anticipate during the first week of February?
The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
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.