NFP: Roller-coaster for the USD

NFP: Roller-coaster for the USD

What will happen?

The United States will publish the non-farm employment change, also known as non-farm payrolls or NFP at 15:30 MT (GMT+3) time on September 3.

The NFP is considered one of the leading indicators of employment that represents the economic activity of the country. Additionally to this measure, you need to pay attention to the level of average hourly earnings and the unemployment rate released at the same time as NFP. Combined, they provide a powerful mixture that drives USD performance.

How to trade on the Non-Farm Payrolls?

Follow the economic calendar and compare the actual figures with the consensus given.

  • If NFP and the average hourly earnings are higher and the unemployment rate – lower than the forecasts, the USD will rise;
  • If the situation is different, the USD will fall.

Check the economic calendar

Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY

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