The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
US jobless claims are coming out
The USA will publish unemployment claims on October 22 at 15:30 MT time. How to trade after the release?
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
US jobless claims are released every week. They reveal the number of people who lost their jobs and filed for benefits during the previous week. Million Americans are coming back to work after the coronavirus lockdown, but for nearly 13 million unemployment has become permanent. However, the situation is getting better. If we look at the graph below, we will notice that fewer and fewer people are asking for jobless benefits after a huge spike in April, but the numbers are still considerably higher than the pre-pandemic levels. Democrats and Republicans continue discussing the new fiscal stimulus package. They have already agreed on $1 200 stimulus checks for households, but Trump prolonged talks until after the election. Keep an eye on the release and follow the rules below.
- If jobless claims turn out better than expected, the USD will rise.
- If claims are worse – the USD will fall.
Germany will release the flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services industries at 10:30 GMT+2 on January 24.
Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) will release an economic sentiment index for Germany on January 18, 12:00 GMT+2
Great Britain's office for national statistics will release CPI data on January 19, 09:00 GMT+2.