Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
The NFP Friday is coming!
The Non-Farm payrolls are announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
The US workforce increased by 639K in October – that came a little lower than the September figure but still, it was better than the expected range of 510-600K. On a larger scale though, it is the smallest number since the recovery has started making its way through the crisis in April-May. The expectation for the coming figure is higher than the one before and goes beyond 600K. Therefore, if the market gets a positive surprise, the USD will be pushed.
- If the data is better-than-thought, the USD will be boosted.
- Otherwise, it will fall.
Oil dropped to the lows unseen since late May. Bitcoin has dropped below $30,000, while gold has reversed up from a dip under $1,800.
Australian monthly retail sales will be announced at 04:30 MT time (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 21. T
The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!