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.
US Nonfarm Payrolls
|When we talk about the most important economic indicators, one of the first that comes to our mind is the US nonfarm payrolls, also known as NFP. Job creation is a leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of the overall economic activity. The data is out every month, and this time it will be released at 15:30 MT time on April 6. If actual figure is greater than the forecast one, the greenback will have chances to strengthen. Note that the United States will also release the unemployment rate and average hourly earnings.|
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.