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JOLTS job openings - an employment miss (not to be missed)

Rate hikes are really beginning to take a bite out of the US employment numbers, with job openings falling at their fastest pace since the pandemic.

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October 4, 2022 07:52 PM
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NFP preview: Will the jobs report seal a 75bps hike from the Fed?

With some ambiguity about the Fed’s imminent policy decision still lingering, this month’s jobs report will be critical...

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September 1, 2022 10:22 AM
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NFP preview: Ugly leading indicators have traders on edge

The leading indicators point to slightly below-expectation reading in this month’s NFP report...see what they're saying and possible ways to trade it!

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NFP preview: Will the jobs report tip the scales on the Fed’s decision next month?

This will be the final NFP report before the next Fed meeting in early May, where traders are currently split between expecting a 25bps and a 50bps rate hike.

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March 31, 2022 09:13 AM

Bank of Canada meeting preview: BOC inching closer to rate hikes

We expect the BOC to reiterate that the Canadian economy is on track for a full recovery next year, and that an interest rate hike cycle could begin as soon as H1...

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December 6, 2021 09:32 AM
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New Zealand jobs data to keep the pressure on AUDNZD

Commodity currencies were under pressure overnight. The Norwegian Krone (-1.42%) led the rout followed by the Australian dollar (-1.29%) with the New Zealand dollar (-1.03%) rounding out the top three.

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Australian jobs preview and where to next for the AUDUSD

Tomorrow at 11.30 am Sydney time, Australian labour force data for September is due to drop.

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Canadian Employment Change in line as data continues to show improvement

With a string of positive jobs data from Canada, the BOC may feel like they are in a better position to continue with their tapering at the next meeting

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September 10, 2021 08:05 AM
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What will the UK Claimant Count and inflation readings tell us?

If the data is stronger than expected, BOE members may come out more hawkish

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August 16, 2021 12:36 PM
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UK and Australian Jobs reports could spur GBP/AUD

Will the UK and Australia follow in the same steps as the US and Canada?

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June 11, 2021 08:10 AM
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Currency Pair of the Week: USD/CAD

USD/CAD could soon be under 1.2000!

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May 10, 2021 06:25 AM
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What are economic indicators and why are they important?

Economic indicators give traders and investors crucial insights into the health of a country’s economy, which can impact the profitability of positions on a range of markets, including forex, stocks and indices. Discover what economic indicators are and 10 popular macro indicators to watch.

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Canadian Jobs data solid: USD/CAD

The BOC will take note of the strong employment print, as they are currently the frontrunner to taper monetary policy!

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April 9, 2021 06:00 AM
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UK data dumped! GBP weaker

The bullish US Dollar over the past few days hasn’t helped GBP/USD either.

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March 24, 2021 05:41 AM
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UK data dump could trigger move in GBP

If trading the GBP pairs, watch for volatility around the data this week.

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March 22, 2021 11:04 AM
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The complete guide to non-farm payrolls (NFP)

Non-farm payrolls data releases are influential on both economic policy and financial markets. Discover what non-farm payrolls are, the upcoming NFP dates for 2022 and how you can trade them.

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February 3, 2021 02:15 AM
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NFP preview: The night is darkest just before the dawn

Speaking both figuratively and literally, December marked dark days for the United States

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January 7, 2021 05:26 AM

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NFP Preview: Oversold Dollar Confronts Deteriorating US Labor Market

Recent market moves have been driven by expectations about a future economic recovery, but the current situation for the US labor economy is decidedly more dour...

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December 3, 2020 05:17 AM
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NFP Preview: What to Expect from the Final Pre-Election Jobs Report

Like everything else these days, this month’s jobs report will be viewed primarily through a political lens as we finally enter the home stretch of the multi-year US Presidential campaign season.

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October 1, 2020 06:11 AM
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NFP Preview: Will Unemployment Break Back Below 10%?

See what the leading indicators are suggesting for Friday's Non-Farm Payrolls report and the potential trade opportunities that may emerge...

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September 3, 2020 06:22 AM
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NFP Preview: Will the Jobs Report Save the US Dollar?

When it comes to the FX market, the elephant in the room is the US dollar. The greenback is in the midst of a sharp downtrend against all of its major rivals with the US dollar index testing its lowest level in over two years.

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August 6, 2020 06:46 AM

AUD/NZD slides on dovish RBA ahead of NZ employment data

Tonight, the AUD/NZD will remain in focus because we will have key jobs data from New Zealand which could move the kiwi sharply, after the Reserve Bank of Australia Governor dropped the bomb on the Aussie in a surprisingly dovish speech overnight. We think there is the potential for a sizeable move to the downside for this popular cross going forward, especially if NZ jobs numbers beat expectations again.

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February 6, 2019 05:48 AM

NFP Instant Insight: Strong Jobs Report Not Enough to Bring “Patient” Fed Off the Sidelines

In a different environment, today’s Non-Farm Payrolls report would have led to fireworks, rather than the “wet blanket” market reaction that we’ve seen so far.