The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
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!
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.