Last week was full of surprises! The US dollar plunged despite a better-than-expected retail sales report…
NFP results: USD/JPY up, gold down
The US labor statistics just reported: Nonfarm Payrolls are 2.5M against -7.5M expected and -20.5M in April; Unemployment Rate is 13.3% against 19% expected and 14.7% in April; Average Weekly Hours are 34.7 against the 34.3 in the previous month. Apparently, the street is sunny again!
As a direct reaction to this news, the USD/JPY immediately went up above 109.00 now having the March highs as the closest target. On the other side, gold was sent down to face April lows ahead in the downside. An interesting layout - make your trades on this optimistic report and watch out for correction!
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!
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.