The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
NFP: prepare to trade on the news
|NFP (US nonfarm payrolls) is an important indicator of consumer spending that accounts for the majority of overall economic activity. If there are more employed people, consumer spending will increase supporting the US economy. US labor market figures will be released at 15:30 MT time on June 1.|
|Average Hourly Earnings’ data will be out at the same time as NFP. Average Hourly Earnings is the earliest data related to labor inflation. A rise of the data means higher salaries and as a result greater spending.|
|The greenback is strongly recovering. The US dollar index has already reached highs of December 2017. For the further movement upwards it needs an additional support of the US Federal Reserve. The market anticipates two additional rate hikes this year. The Fed is anticipated to raise the interest rate at its June meeting. Encouraging economic data will increase chances of a rate hike.|
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.
The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.
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