NFP Friday : Victory Jobs?:
Another day’s trading, another day of US Dollar strength.
We spoke yesterday about market expectations heading into NFP and what that could possibly mean for USD. The thinking was that following Wednesday’s poor ADP number, markets might price in lower expectations for NFP tonight.
We’ll see where we end up heading into the release, but in early Asian trade, EUR/USD has pulled back to re-test previous resistance as support in the dead middle of an hourly range that has formed over the past month.
Price isn’t making things easy for us lately in assessing which side poses the greater risk when it comes to potentially game changing news, has it!
Above is the headline NFP number preview, but remember that during the most recent releases, the Average Hourly Earnings number has been the big key. With stubborn wage growth a major hurdle in the economic recovery that the Federal Reserve is currently overseeing, whether the recent upward trend in wages will continue, no doubt reflects heavily in the post-release price action.
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Chart of the Day:
Today’s other major release comes during the Asian session with the RBA releasing their Monetary Policy Statement.
Following the inflation miss which inspired the Aussie central bank to cut rates on Tuesday, today’s statement will inevitably see some downward revisions in forecasts. Most important will be some of the inflation forecasts for later in the calendar year and whether they remain within the 2-3% target band. With the rate cut highlighting just how important the RBA’s mandate on inflation is, these forecasts are sure to be highly AUD sensitive.
I have included an AUD/JPY chart for the horizontal zone that price is testing again. Are you managing your risk around this level?
On the Calendar Friday:
AUD RBA Monetary Policy Statement
CAD Employment Change
CAD Unemployment Rate
USD Average Hourly Earnings m/m
USD Non-Farm Employment Change
USD Unemployment Rate
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