Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
Traders await NFP
US Non-Farm Employment Change, also known as Nonfarm Payrolls or NFP, will be released on February 1 at 15:30 MT time.
The indicator shows how many jobs were created in the United States during the last month. It’s released together with the unemployment rate and the average hourly earnings indicators. All 3 of these indicators have a great impact on the USD.The last time, on January 4, NFP came out at 312K (higher, than the forecast of 179K), and wage growth accelerated to 0.4% (this is the change in average earnings index). Traders bought the US currency on the news, and the USD was supported.
• If the NFP is greater than expected, the USD will go up.
• If the NFP is weaker than expected, the USD will go down.
Oil dropped to the lows unseen since late May. Bitcoin has dropped below $30,000, while gold has reversed up from a dip under $1,800.
Moderna rocketed after an announcement that it is going to join the S&P 500 index. The New Zealand dollar surged after the nation’s inflation surpassed the central bank’s target level.
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.
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!