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Trade the USD on an important release
The United States will release the non-farm employment change, also known as non-farm payrolls or NFP at 15:30 MT time on December 7.
The NFP is considered the leading indicator of consumer spending, which represents the economic activity of the country. Last time the indicator came out higher than expected, which resulted in rise of the USD. If it happens again, the USD will be supported.
• If the NFP is higher than expected, the USD will rise.
• If the NFP is lower than expected, the USD will fall.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!