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.
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.
The Fed held a much-awaited meeting yesterday. The bank hasn’t made any policy changes. As a result, the USD weakened and EUR/USD rocketed. Jump in to know all the latest news!
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Today the Fed will make a policy statement at 21:00 GMT+3. This event will affect all the currency pairs with the USD and thus almost the all Forex market!