The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
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.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.