The Australian unemployment rate will be released on August 13 at 4:30 MT time!
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.
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The market sentiment improved after the USA reported some decreasing in coronavirus hospitalizations. Gold dropped below $2 000 and the US dollar dipped down, while stocks surged. Let’s have a closer look.
Follow the report on August 14 at 15:30 MT time!
The market sentiment switched to risk-on. The US dollar is dipping down, while riskier assets are rising, especially the Australian dollar after the positive employment data. All eyes on US unemployment claims.
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