The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.
The US labor market is in focus again
The United States will publish a weekly update on unemployment claims on July 9, at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
Once a week, the US Department of Labor publishes how many people filed for unemployment insurance. This is the most recent update on the employment data in the United States. Despite quite optimistic NFP last week when the indicator increased by 4 800K (vs. the forecast of 3 037K), the weekly unemployment claims for July 2 reached a higher level than expected. While analysts anticipated it to increase by 1 350K, the actual figures showed a rise of 1 427K.
- If the actual level of unemployment claims is lower, the USD will rise;
- If the actual level of unemployment claims is higher, the USD will fall.
US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Stock significantly surged: S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached 6-week highs. The market sentiment may deteriorate today as Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine trails have been stopped because of the unexplained illness.
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.