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NFP preview: Leading indicators slow while Fed poised to charge ahead

The leading indicators point to a slightly below-expectations reading in this month’s NFP report, with headline job growth potentially coming in somewhere in the 225K-325K range

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NFP preview: Improvement likely as traders eye March for interest rate liftoff

The leading indicators point to a slightly above-expectation reading in this month’s NFP report, with headline job growth potentially coming in somewhere in the 425-525k range.

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January 6, 2022 10:12 AM

NFP preview: Fed needs to see job growth maintained

After back-to-back readings above 900K net new jobs, traders and economists are expecting “just” 750K jobs this month...

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Jackson Hole Symposium: Powell pours cold water on hawks

Never one to rock the boat dramatically, Powell clearly took a cautious, non-committal approach in his address...

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August 27, 2021 06:33 AM

NFP early insight: USD/JPY vulnerable to a soft reading

A couple more months of strong wage and job growth (ideally accompanied by a peak in COVID cases) could be enough for the Fed to start the long process of normalizing monetary policy

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US open: Tech rallies on US non-farm payroll shock

US non farm payrolls saw just 266k jobs added in April vs 990k expected. Treasury yields are falling, along with the US Dollar. The tech heavy Nasdaq futures jumped higher.

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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

NFP Preview: Jobs Momentum Slowing as COVID Accelerates

With election votes still getting tallied and a Fed meeting on tap, tomorrow's jobs report will still be a major event for markets...

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November 5, 2020 05:27 AM
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US Dollar: Possible Profit Taking Actions before Non-farm Payrolls

On Tuesday, the ICE U.S. Dollar Index has stabilized after briefing dropping to its weakest level in more than two years, ending up 0.1% on day to 92.31. U.S. ADP private jobs report for August will be today's focus, with an increase of 1 million expected and compared with +167,000 in July.

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September 1, 2020 07:38 PM
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NFP Recap: What You Need to Know About Today’s “Goldilocks” Report

Despite today's strong report, there are reasons to be concerned about the prospects for the US economy...

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July 2, 2020 05:01 AM

NFP Recap: Mixed Report, Mixed Market Reaction

The monthly US Non-Farm Payrolls report has a well-earned reputation for creating volatility in global financial markets, but even high-impact data is occasionally a dud.

DXY: Dollar tests key resistance ahead of NFP

The Dollar Index is trading near the top of its 6-month trading range ahead of Friday’s US jobs report.

NFP Preview: Potential for a Upside Beat…but Will Traders Care?

Anyone following the US labor market this year (read: every trader) has been put through a wringer of emotions...

Dollar drops as US hiring plummets, but NFP may not be as bad as it first looks

• 20K jobs created vs. 180k expected • Unemployment -0.2% to 3.8% vs. 3.9% expected • Wages 3.4% yoy vs. 3.3% expected • Dec. revised higher from 220k to 227k • Jan. revised higher from 304k to 306k

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March 8, 2019 05:28 AM


Ahead of Friday’s US non-farm payrolls report the dollar has managed to extend its recovery, thanks mainly to renewed weaknesses in foreign currencies rather than actual strength in the greenback.

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.

NFP Preview: Could a strong jobs report save the dollar?

Friday’s jobs and wages numbers may turn out to be not so significant in terms of their potential market impact as investors will still be assessing the Fed’s apparent U-turn in its monetary policy stance – unless the data turn out to be significantly strong or significantly weak.

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US Jobs: January nonfarm payrolls even more difficult to predict

Apart from the ADP private sector payrolls report (Wednesday), there aren’t plenty of other pre-NFP leading indicators to look forward to.

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January 28, 2019 02:21 AM

NFP Recap: All Systems Go for a December Fed Hike, Despite Slight Miss

For seemingly the first time in months, today’s US jobs report had at least a little potential to influence the imminent Federal Reserve interest rate decision.

NFP unlikely to be game changer for upcoming rate decision

Ahead of the November US non-farm payrolls report, we have seen a massive slide in equity prices and then a decent rebound on Thursday as the indices tested their respective support level.

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December 6, 2018 09:09 AM

NFP Recap: Impressive Growth Continues, but Is the “Breakout” in Wages Legit?

Much like we saw with the Bank of England meeting getting overshadowed by Brexit developments earlier this week, traditional market-moving economic releases are taking a back seat to geopolitical developments in the US as well.

NFP Preview: Dollar drops ahead of US jobs report

Ahead of the October US non-farm payrolls report, we have seen a massive slide in the dollar. It was only Wednesday when the Dollar Index briefly breached the August high to climb to its best level since June 27, before dropping sharply a day later on Thursday.

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November 1, 2018 09:07 AM

USD/CHF: False Break to 17-Month Highs or a Mere Hesitation?

As you might expect from the undeniably “risk-off” tone throughout the month of October, the “safe haven” Japanese yen was last month’s best-performing major currency. The big surprise, however, came from a different safe haven currency; the Swiss franc was the weakest major on the month, edging out the euro.