The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
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!
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
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This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.