The Non-Farm payrolls are announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
NFP results: USD/JPY up, gold down
Information is not investment advice
The US labor statistics just reported: Nonfarm Payrolls are 2.5M against -7.5M expected and -20.5M in April; Unemployment Rate is 13.3% against 19% expected and 14.7% in April; Average Weekly Hours are 34.7 against the 34.3 in the previous month. Apparently, the street is sunny again!
As a direct reaction to this news, the USD/JPY immediately went up above 109.00 now having the March highs as the closest target. On the other side, gold was sent down to face April lows ahead in the downside. An interesting layout - make your trades on this optimistic report and watch out for correction!
A lot of news came out that may impact the market. It’s surely not the time to rely only on technical analysis!