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Week Ahead: FOMC, BOE, ECB, OPEC, NFP and big tech earnings

The FOMC is expected to hike 25bps, while both the BOE and the ECB are expected to hike 50bps.

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Average Hourly Earnings steals thunder in NFP jobs data

Markets are focusing on the Average Hourly Earnings data for December, which was lower than expected. But will the Fed see it as dovish as the markets?

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January 6, 2023 04:13 PM
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European Open: EU inflation and NFP up next

Another soft inflation print for Europe could weigh on the euro ahead of today’s NFP report, for which we have USD/CAD and gold in focus for.

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January 6, 2023 05:32 AM

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ADP Employment Change stronger than expected; lifts USD/JPY

Good news from the jobs front has sent the US Dollar higher in anticipation of a more hawkish Fed. USD/JPY has followed right along with it.

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January 5, 2023 04:53 PM
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NFP preview: no signs of a slowing jobs market yet!

Thankfully, some of the early data suggests that the US consumer remained healthy as of December, and that optimism is keeping expectations for the labor market elevated as well.

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January 5, 2023 03:39 PM
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Non-farm Payrolls stronger than expected. Does that change the Fed’s plan?

Chances are that Powell and gang stick to the plan and only hike 50bps. However, that’s not to say that they can’t increase rates later if they deem it necessary.

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December 2, 2022 04:04 PM
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European Open: Currency markets pause for NFP, Equities pull back

Today’s NFP report is the main event for traders, and the consensus forecasts is for headline job growth to soften to 200k (261k previously), and the unemployment rate remain at 3.7%.

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December 2, 2022 05:35 AM
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NFP preview: Is the jobs market FINALLY slowing?

Based on the limited figures we have access to, there’s some evidence that the labor market has deteriorated over the last month...

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November 30, 2022 01:58 PM
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Non-Farm Payrolls beat. It’s all going according to the Fed’s plan!

With the stronger than expected payroll data, the Fed can continue to do as it pleases regarding “price stability”.

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November 4, 2022 03:24 PM
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European Open: Best day for EUR/GBP in nearly 6-weeks post-BOE

If the BOE wanted a weaker pound after their meeting it was mission accomplished. And this helped EUR/GBP enjoy its best day in nearly 6-weeks.

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November 4, 2022 05:21 AM
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NFP preview: Will Powell get the jobs slowdown he wants?

Traders are split 50/50 between expecting another 75bps rate hike and a downshift to 50bps, so we’re likely to see some market volatility regardless of how this month’s jobs report prints.

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November 3, 2022 02:33 PM
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US NFP in-line. What does it mean for the Fed?

Based on today’s NFP report, the US jobs market is still strong and should lead to more rate hikes by the Fed.

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October 7, 2022 04:08 PM
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US NFP in-line. What does it mean for the Fed?

Based on today’s NFP report, the US jobs market is still strong and should lead to more rate hikes by the Fed.

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October 7, 2022 04:08 PM
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EUR/USD rooted in bear channel ahead of NFP

If US jobs report is decent enough then we may well see the greenback rise further against the single currency.

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October 7, 2022 12:14 PM
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EUR/USD rooted in bear channel ahead of NFP

If US jobs report is decent enough then we may well see the greenback rise further against the single currency.

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October 7, 2022 12:14 PM
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European Open: USD/JPY trades around 145 ahead of today’s NFP report

USD/JPY closed above 145 for the first time since 1998 and, as of yet, the BOJ or MOF are yet to intervene.

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October 7, 2022 06:09 AM
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European Open: USD/JPY trades around 145 ahead of today’s NFP report

USD/JPY closed above 145 for the first time since 1998 and, as of yet, the BOJ or MOF are yet to intervene.

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October 7, 2022 06:09 AM

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The US Dollar Index getting ready for Friday’s NFP!

The DXY is moving to the 50% retracement level of the September 28th highs to the lows of October 4th. Unless there is a surprise in the markets before then, DXY is likely to sit near these levels until the data is released.

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October 6, 2022 08:27 PM
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The US Dollar Index getting ready for Friday’s NFP!

The DXY is moving to the 50% retracement level of the September 28th highs to the lows of October 4th. Unless there is a surprise in the markets before then, DXY is likely to sit near these levels until the data is released.

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October 6, 2022 08:27 PM
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NFP preview: No signs of a major slowdown in jobs yet!

Are the expectations for NFP justified? We dive into the key leading indicators for Friday’s critical jobs report below!

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October 6, 2022 02:54 PM
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NFP preview: No signs of a major slowdown in jobs yet!

Are the expectations for NFP justified? We dive into the key leading indicators for Friday’s critical jobs report below!

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October 6, 2022 02:54 PM
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The US dollar index (DXY) hints at a swing low ahead of NFP

After a 5-day correction, the US dollar index is showing signs of stability above a key support zone.

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October 6, 2022 04:03 AM
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The US dollar index (DXY) hints at a swing low ahead of NFP

After a 5-day correction, the US dollar index is showing signs of stability above a key support zone.

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October 6, 2022 04:03 AM