The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Will the labor market support the AUD?
Australian jobs data will be announced on Thursday at 04:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, EUR/AUD, AUD/JPY, AUD/CHF
Last week, the Reserve Bank of Australia left its interest rate at 0.25% saying that no increase will take place until the progress is made towards full employment. Hence, the coming jobs data will largely contribute to financial policy. In February, jobless rate was in line with expectations at 5.1%. That, however, came after a staggering 5.3% in January, which was not among the observers’ forecasts. Therefore, an expectation for the March figure should be more conservative. Not only because of a relative unpredictability of the jobs data but because March is the first and the toughest month to reflect the true extent of the coronavirus hit.
- If the jobs data is better than forecast, it will support the AUD.
- Otherwise, the AUD will fall.
The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
Australia will release employment change and an unemployment rate on Thursday, October 14, at 03:30 MT (GMT+3).
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The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).