Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Yen soars moderately after better-than-expected wages data
On Friday, the Japanese yen inched up modestly in Asia after better-than-expected average cash earnings with a poor private jobs report putting pressure on market sentiment.
The currency pair USD/JPY demonstrated 113.21, sliding 0.01% after Japanese average cash earnings grew better than expected, gaining 0.7%, unlike a revenue of 0.4% observed.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7581, descending 0.07%.
Estimating the greenback’s value versus six crucial currencies, the US dollar index went up 0.02%, trading at 95.60.
Overnight, the greenback tumbled to session minimums versus six key currencies after several labor market reports undershot hopes, hinting at a cooling labor market.
On Thursday, investor jitters regarding the strength of the American economy came to the fore, reacting the publication of weaker-than-expected initial jobless claims as well as private sector job creation data, dropping a hint at a probable slowdown in labor market activity.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.