The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
Trade the USD on the increasing volatility
The level of Non-farm employment change, also known as Non-farm payrolls or NFP will be released on January 4, at 15:30 MT time.
The NFP is the measure of employed people. The job creation is considered as the leading indicator of consumer spending, which represents the economic activity of the country. Every month traders pay attention to this indicator due to its high importance.
Last time the indicator came out lower than expected. As a result, the US dollar weakened. However, this month can lead to a different outcome.
• If the NFP is higher than expected, the USD will rise.
• If the NFP is lower than expected, the USD will fall.
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.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.