In today's market insights, we delve into Citibank's oil price predictions, the evolving competition between Huawei and Apple, the Saudi Arabia-Tesla partnership, and the upcoming rate decisions from the world's major central banks.
Time to trade on NFP
US nonfarm payrolls (NFP) will be released at 15:30 MT time on September 7.
Billions of traders wait for the release of NFP every month. The indicator will show how many jobs were created in the US in August. The US Department of Labor will also publish unemployment rate and average hourly earnings. The Federal Reserve is closely monitoring these figures while making its monetary policy decisions. As a result, the release has a great impact on the US dollar in all currency pairs.
The last time, NFP came out at 157K versus the forecast of 191K but average earnings showed good growth of 0.3% and the unemployment rate declined from 4% to 3.9%. Traders focused on NFP, and the USD declined against the JPY, the GBP, the AUD, and other currencies.
• If the NFP indicator is bigger than expected, the USD will gain.
• If the NFP indicator is smaller than expected, the USD will fall.
It will be the hottest week of September, with four central banks’ meetings, five PMI releases, and a lot to trade.
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