Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
USD is waiting for the jobless claims!
The US unemployment claims are announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY
Initial jobless claims posted each Thursday in the US became a central tool to track the pulse of the reopening process in the States – or re-closing. The last release revealed 1.31 million claims for unemployment benefits – down from 1.41 a week before. In general, it is obvious that we are seeing a gradual decrease in the number of jobless people. However, due to the latest infection spikes in the US and the cancellation/freezing of re-opening procedures in some of the states, we may see slower recovery compared to the previously observed tendency. 1.25 million is the expected figure this time.
- If the jobless claims are lower than expected, the USD will rise;
- If the jobless claims are higher than expected, the USD will fall.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.