Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
Will the European labor dynamic boost the EUR?
The European unemployment rate will be announced on Thursday at 12:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/GBP, EUR/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/CHF
As the businesses are reopening in the Eurozone, so are the labor statistics expected to bring positive changes to the picture. The unemployment rate was down to 6.4% in February and March, then it rose to 6.6% in April. The end of the second quarter is forecast to show a 7.2% of unemployed people in European countries. Hopefully, lifting the restrictions will improve the picture to ensure that indeed the economy in Europe had passed the bottom of this crisis as it was reported lately.
- If the European labor market improves, the EUR will rise.
- Otherwise, it will fall.
The European Central Bank will make its policy statement on July 22 at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
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.
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!