Canada will announce its monthly GDP on July 31, at 15:30 MT time.
Jobs data for Australia may support the AUD
Australia will release the level of employment change and unemployment rate on August 15, at 4:30 MT time.
The level of employment change shows the number of people employed during the previous month. The unemployment change, in its turn, is the percentage of the unemployed workforce. Last time the indicator of employment change rose only by 0.5K people (vs. the forecast of 9.1K). The unemployment change came out in line with the forecast at 5.2%. The Australian dollar ignored the negative figures of employment change and got higher. Let's see how the release will affect the currency this time.
• If employment change is higher and the unemployment rate is lower than the forecasts, the AUD will rise;
• If employment change is lower and the unemployment rate is higher than the forecasts, the AUD will fall.
The Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are announced on Tuesday at 04:30 MT time.
April seasonal patterns weren’t supposed to work, but somehow they did. Even a strong fundamental issue such as the global recession amid the coronavirus couldn’t overwhelm it. That’s why May seasonal patterns may work as well.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…