The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
How bad is the US unemployment?
The US unemployment claims will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CAD
The numbers for initial jobless claims in the US in March and April will hardly be forgotten… ever. 6.8 million people applying for the unemployment benefits as reported on April 2 – that was something unseen in the US history, and the shock was aggravated on the contrast with the stunning performance of the American labor market at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020. Another negative element was the surprise factor of the April 2 figure which came almost twice as high as the market expected. April 9 brought 6.6 million people applying for the benefits, which was more than the market forecast. If this week the figure comes more than expected once again, it should have a negative effect on the USD.
- If the figure is higher-than-expected, the USD will drop.
- Otherwise, it will be boosted.
The Fed held a much-awaited meeting yesterday. The bank hasn’t made any policy changes. As a result, the USD weakened and EUR/USD rocketed. Jump in to know all the latest news!
What will happen? The US Q2 Gross Domestic Product will be announced at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3) on Thursday, July 29…
Today the Fed will make a policy statement at 21:00 GMT+3. This event will affect all the currency pairs with the USD and thus almost the all Forex market!