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 will USD react to NFP amid coronavirus?
Information is not investment advice
The US NFP will be reported on Friday, June 5, at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
NFP is the essential indicator that depicts the US economic health. It is released shortly after the month ends. It’s a must-see for every trader as most times it has a huge impact on the market. There is a general rule that USD will rise, if NFP is better than expected. Nevertheless, the coronavirus reality breaks all rules. The market doesn’t react now as most expect it. The reason is USD has a safe-haven title and it goes up, when the market sentiment is risk-off. Last time on May 8, non-farm payrolls were better than forecasted, USD movements were mixed as firstly the greenback dropped on a risk-on sentiment after the report, but then climbed the next day. Anyway, the report is more likely to bring fresh volatility in the market and create great trading opportunities.
Catch the impulse after the report and join the market movement.
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.