The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
How is the Canadian labor market doing?
Information is not investment advice
Canadian jobs data will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, EUR/CAD, GBP/CAD, CAD/JPY
Canadian employment change and the unemployment rate will be announced this Thursday and will refer to the month of March. The overall unemployment in February was 5.6%, which was slightly higher than 5.5% in the previous month. In general, the picture in the labor market was moderately positive with more than 30K added jobs. In March, however, it may be difficult to expect the same it was the “hardest” month in the context of the virus damage so far. Also, the oil industry, which is central to Canada as it exports crude to the US, may take a hit and contribute to lower figures.
- If the job data is worse than the market expects, the CAD will drop.
- Otherwise, it will increase in value.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The RBA will make a rate statement on August 4 at 7:30 MT time.