USD: Non-Farm Friday and 3 more events

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Can the US do it again? Last month’s Non-Farm Employment Change (Friday 6th 1.30pm GMT) went up by over 30% – increasing by 312K from the 239K rise in February. What makes this more impressive is that analysts saw a drop in the employment rise. This month they see an increase of 190k on the cards, which will make a solid run of 6 months of employment growth.

Forecasts also indicate growth in the Average Hourly Earnings (Friday 6th 1,30pm GMT) from 0.1% to 0.3%, which will be welcome news for US citizens struggling with high living costs and debts. The ISM Manufacturing PMI (Monday 2nd 3pm GMT) and ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Wednesday 4th 3pm GMT) are both looking healthy with scores safely above the 50 line between positive and negative outlooks – 60.1 and 59.2 respectively. Even if they waver, they’re unlikely to move far.

Overall, there is a positive outlook for the US economy when looking at this week’s data. But don’t forget the looming trade war sparked by Trump’s steel tariffs. Keep an eye on his Twitter feed and watch for responses from the EU, China, India and other major trading partners.

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Here are our predictions for data that could make trading news this week:​

4 Bank Rates to Rock the Week

If you like the roller coaster ride when banks make interest rate decisions, you’ve got a good week ahead with 4 major rates being set.

First to go is the Reserve Bank of Australia announcing its new Cash Rate (Tuesday 6th March 3.30am GMT). The Rate Statement, out at the same time, could have a few hidden gems but the 1.50% rate looks likely to stay the same.
The Bank of Canada releases its new Overnight Rate next (Wednesday 7th 3pm GMT). With the recent rise in January, not many expect any change so the accompanying Rate Statement will be where it’s at. Listen out for news on NAFTA – news about the trade agreement is having a noticeable effect on CAD at the moment.

Contending with the fallout from the Italian elections as populist parties gained strength, all EUR trading eyes switched to the ECB this week. The European Central Bank’s Minimum Bid Rate (Thursday 8th 12.45pm GMT) has stood at 0.00% since March 2016. A majority of opinion holds that it won’t change this month either. The Eurozone economy was looking strong at the start of the year but experienced some bumps in the PMIs last month. This month Trump’s tariff threats add little positive to the mix so keeping things stable is high on the agenda.

Japan closes the week for bank rates when the Bank of Japan shares its latest Policy Rate (Friday 9th March time to be confirmed). Held at -0.1% since September 2016 there have been murmurs about a change of position. The Policy Statement and Press Conference should be good for positions into the weekend.

AUD: 7 essential data traders need to know

It’s a busy week for AUD traders with a plethora of data to digest. Here are the 7 essential data traders need to manage if they’re serious about their Aussie dollar action.

The biggest news of the week is the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Cash Rate and Rate Statement (Tuesday 6th 12.30am GMT). The 1.50% rate has stood for 19 consecutive months and few people expect RBA Governor Lowe to break that status quo. Futures markets don’t see any rise this year, not even a teeny little 0.25% one. That makes things interesting when the general economy appears to be doing well but data suggests the Aussie consumer is heavily debt-laden.

The Rate Statement, out just after the Cash Rate, will have traders analysing every word for clues to the direction of future rate changes. RBA’s Governor, Rob Lowe, has a difficult path to navigate.

Not as significant as the Cash Rate, the Australian Current Account is actually the first major AUD event of the week (Tuesday 6th 12.30am GMT). It should set the tone for traders. With the deficit set to grow from -9.1B to -12.3B, it doesn’t look like a cause for celebration.

Retail Sales (Tuesday 6th 12.30am GMT) adds more curious detail to the complex Australian picture with predictions of a swing to growth from -0.5% to 0.4%. Closely correlated to the domestic economy this is either a positive sign of a a strengthening economy or another nail in the debt coffin of the average citizen.

RBA Governor Lowe will address the issue of the Changing Nature of Investment in Sydney, Australia (9.35pm GMT Wednesday 7th March). Coming so soon after the new Cash Rate traders will be looking for indications of what Lowe plans to do next.

GDP (Wednesday 7th 12.30am GMT) had expectations of growth downgraded to 0.5% from 0.6%. That would be the second shrinkage in a row and way off the 1.1% seen a year ago.

The Aussie Trade Balance is the final major data of the AUD week (Thursday 8th 12.30am GMT). Forecasts suggest a swing from -1.36B to 0.22B in the black. With a weak AUDUSD pairing this could change a few minds to a positive outlook for the Australian dollar.

Plenty of events this week should give Tiql’s AUD traders lots of action and could see widely differing opinions of the currency emerge.

USD: vital job figures (but not for farmers) and other key data

Are you excited? We’re excited. What a trading week we’ve got this week for USD and the cream of the crop is Non-Farm Employment Change (Friday 9th March 1.30pm GMT).

Recent months have seen employment levels go against predictions more times than Trump’s tweets have upset world leaders, so buckle up for a fun market ride this week. Standing at 200k pundits expect a rise to 204k. The domestic economy is the biggest influence on the dollar so finding out whether John Doe has a job matters.

Also big on the dollar calendar this week is ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Monday 3pm GMT) with a healthy 59.9 predicted to drop to 58.9. That’s still way above the 50 threshold between positive and negative outlooks.

And don’t forget your midweek oil news with Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 7th 3.30pm GMT). OPEC may be mostly sticking to its agreement to make cuts to shore up oil prices, but the US is having none of it. Last week saw an increase of 3.0M when analysts only forecast 2.4M and previous weeks have been in the black since mid-January apart from one minor blip two weeks back.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:

    • Tue Mar 06
      • 18:15:00 GMT GBP MPC Member Haldane Speaks
      • 21:35:00 GMT AUD RBA Gov Lowe Speaks
    • Wed Mar 07
      • 00:30:00 GMT AUD GDP q/q
      • 13:15:00 GMT USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
      • 15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
      • 15:00:00 GMT CAD BOC Rate Statement
      • 15:00:00 GMT CAD Overnight Rate
    • Thu Mar 08
      • 00:30:00 GMT AUD Trade Balance
      • 12:45:00 GMT EUR Minimum Bid Rate
      • 13:30:00 GMT EUR ECB Press Conference
      • 16:00:00 GMT CAD BOC Gov Poloz Speaks
      • 20:35:00 GMT CAD Gov Council Member Lane Sp
    • Fri Mar 09
      • 03:50:00 GMT JPY Monetary Policy Statement
      • 03:50:00 GMT JPY BOJ Policy Rate
      • 06:30:00 GMT JPY BOJ Press Conference
      • 09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing Production m/m
      • 13:30:00 GMT USD Non-Farm Employment Change
      • 13:30:00 GMT USD Average Hourly Earnings m/m
      • 13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Rate

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: Bitcoin is pressured down as the market struggles to find fresh bullish catalysts to push it higher. We are currently trading within last week’s range. The key levels to watch are 12000 and 9000 as we go into the week.


USDJPY: We are still trading below a key zone and there is some clear trading space to 101. For now, this looks bullish on daily closes above 108 and bearish below 106. 101 remains a key area of interest for the bears.


Crude: Still in the range for now. Certainly a deeper correction is within reason. Right now the lines in the sand to watch are $61 and $64.


GBPUSD: The chart below says it all. We are trading at a key level here as you can see.

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USD: vital job figures (but not for farmers) and other key data

Are you excited? We’re excited. What a trading week we’ve got this week for USD and the cream of the crop is Non-Farm Employment Change (Friday 9th March 1.30pm GMT).

The name may be boring but the market reaction is far from staid. Recent months have seen employment levels go against predictions more times than Trump’s tweets have upset world leaders, so buckle up for a fun market ride this week. Standing at 200k pundits expect a rise to 204k – but past experience tells us that isn’t too reliable. The domestic economy is the biggest influence on the dollar so finding out whether John Doe has a job matters. When Mr and Mrs American Pie are working they have money in their pockets to power that economy, and when they aren’t, things seem a little bleaker all round.

Also big on the dollar calendar this week is ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Monday 3pm GMT) with a healthy 59.9 predicted to drop to 58.9. That’s still way above the 50 threshold between positive and negative outlooks.

And don’t forget your midweek oil news with Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 7th at 3.30pm GMT). OPEC may be mostly sticking to its agreement to make cuts to shore up oil prices, but the US is having none of it. Last week saw an increase of 3.0M when analysts only forecast 2.4M and previous weeks have been in the black since mid-January apart from one minor blip two weeks back.

Top Tiql Tips: 29th Jan to 2nd Feb

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USD: FOMC & Fed Funds Rate
The FOMC Statement (7pm GMT Wednesday 31st January) is Yellen’s last as her tenure as the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank comes to an end next month.

After raising rates by a quarter percentage point in December, Yellen outlined a three-quarters point rise for 2018. Back then, warm fuzzy feelings were growing for the outlook of both the US and the global economy. Yellen even said, “The global economy is doing well. We’re in a synchronized expansion. This is the first time in many years we’ve seen this.” GDP rose by 2.6% in the fourth quarter and employment continued to rise albeit by less than predicted. Tax cuts pushed through Congress have also bolstered business confidence suggesting incoming Federal Chair Powell will be taking over as the economy hits its stride.

The two big questions for traders right now is when those three-quarters points will kick in and if they will know more after the Statement on Wednesday.

GBP: is it turnaround time?
Reuters reported on Monday 29th January that some of the world’s biggest funds are betting on sterling turning things around. With so much at stake, these mega funds believe Brexit has to go relatively smoothly and recent news about improvements in the economy makes them think interest rates are going up. GBP Tiql players could enjoy some short term fluctuations on the strength of the pound as Mark Carney, Bank England Chair, addresses the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (Tuesday 30th 3.30pm GMT) at the British parliament.

Also this week are the Manufacturing PMI (Thursday 1st 9.30am GMT) and Construction PMI (Friday 2nd 9.30am GMT). High inflation, low consumer spending and uncertainty around Brexit could put the brakes on a recovery so traders will be watching signs of weakening business confidence.

Last week, Carney put the price of Brexit at £10 billion per year. Traders will be looking for economic confidence from the PMIs; if purchase managers are willing to invest, then the future looks brighter. Manufacturing PMI has been over 50 since August 2016 but dipped nearly 2 points below expectations at the end of 2017 when it came in at 56.3 against 58 forecast. Construction PMI has been far less stable and closer to the 50 mark for many months. Weekend news about falling sales in London suggest international investors are moving out. Forecasts stand at 52.1 but that seems surprisingly positive all things considered.

USD: Non-Farm Unemployment Change
You’ll have to wait until Friday for the biggest USD news of the week as Non-Farm Employment Change is on the way (2nd February 1.30pm GMT).

Last month’s surprise revelation that non-farm related employment rose by almost 100k less than predicted looks set to hit reverse. Analysts predict employment will rise by a healthy 184K instead, though the America First policy seems to be hitting foreign investment in manufacturing, reducing job opportunities there. Check out the news on the LG washing machine factory in Tennessee for more information.

But that’s not all the US action this week. Riding high off the back of his speech wooing business leaders in Davos, Trump turns to his favourite audience – the home crowd – on Wednesday 31st at 2.30am GMT i.e. Tuesday evening in the States. Get in the popcorn and a few bottles of something tasty and kick back to enjoy as social media goes wild.

The State of the Union address is the President’s chance to spell out to Congress what he thinks they should do. Expect to hear about the Wall, about America First and tax cuts. The stock markets are doing well, the dollar is weak boosting trade and the general business mood is positive so traders will be keen to hear what Trump thinks America plc should do next.

Also watch Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 31st 3.30pm GMT), FOMC Statement and Federal Funds Rate (Wednesday 31st 7pm GMT) and ISM Manufacturing PMI (Thursday 1st 3pm).

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:

  • Tue Jan 30
    15:00:00 GMT USD CB Consumer Confidence
    15:30:00 GMT GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks
  • Wed Jan 31
    00:30:00 GMT AUD CPI q/q
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Trimmed Mean CPI q/q
    02:00:00 GMT USD President Trump Speaks
    10:00:00 GMT EUR CPI Flash Estimate y/y
    13:30:00 GMT CAD GDP m/m
    13:15:00 GMT USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
    15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
    19:00:00 GMT USD Federal Funds Rate
    19:00:00 GMT USD FOMC Statement
  • Thu Feb 01
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing PMI
    15:00:00 GMT USD ISM Manufacturing PMI
  • Fri Feb 02
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Construction PMI
    13:30:00 GMT USD Non-Farm Employment Change
    13:30:00 GMT USD Average Hourly Earnings m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Rate

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: Bitcoin continues to trade heavy. We have a demand zone at 10,000 and 9,000 with resistance at 12,000. We would need to see some daily closes above the 12,000 level before there is a strong bullish thesis for this market.


USDJPY: last week resistance held on this pair and it traded lower. We are currently testing the 108 level and we have key support at 107.50 below. With the current USD weakness, we may see further downside on this pair.

Crude Oil: $65 is still the key zone on this pair as we can see from the chart below. We are currently trading above the key $65 level and the resistance zone made from the highs from 2015. Again, the weak USD will be a contributing factor for any more drives up.

GBPUSD: We have traded back into pre-Brexit prices now and this pair is trading above the key 1.40 level. 1.38 and 1.37 are key levels to watch should we retrace to see if the bulls reload at these previous chart structure zones.

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We’ve got that Non-Farm Friday feeling

Ready for Friday

The biggest USD news of the week is going to make you wait until Friday. January finishes on Wednesday so that means Non-Farm Employment Change is on the way. Last month’s surprise was the news that non-farm related employment rose by almost 100k less than predicted. This slump is forecast to hit reverse on 2nd February at 1.30pm GMT when analysts predict employment will rise by a healthy 184K though the America First policy seems to be hitting foreign investment in manufacturing and reducing job opportunities there.

But that’s not all the US action this week. Riding high off the back of his speech wooing business leaders in Davos, Trump turns to his favourite audience – the home crowd – on Wednesday 31st at 2.30am GMT i.e. Tuesday evening in the States. Get in the popcorn and a few bottles of something tasty and kick back to enjoy as social media goes wild. The State of the Union address is a tradition stretching back into the mists of time. It is the President’s chance to spell out to Congress what he thinks they should do. Expect to hear about the Wall, about America First and tax cuts. The stock markets are doing well, the dollar is weak boosting trade and the general business mood is positive so traders will be keen to hear what he thinks America plc should do next.

Also watch Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 31st  3.30pm GMT), FOMC Statement and Federal Funds Rate (Wednesday 31st 7pm GMT) and ISM Manufacturing PMI (Thursday 1st 3pm).

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USD: the week ahead
The big ticket calendar event is the ever volatile Non-Farm Employment Change (Friday 8th Dec 1.30pm GMT), which is forecast to slow down by over a fifth this month growing by only 200k. As the Reserve Bank has set itself a target of zero unemployment, any reduction is likely to be taken badly.

Despite last month’s surprise employment drop, the dollar remained bullish to the end of that trading week. This time we have the recent tax bill, which continues to boost US markets at the start of this week. Both signs suggest there is a lot of support for the dollar available.

Things that may wobble USD markets this week include the political powder kegs of North Korea, Trump’s twitter feed, and Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 6th Dec 3.30pm GMT).

AUD: which way is the economy heading?
The antipodean currency is often buffeted by changes in USD, CNY and other major trading partners making it a fun one to trade. This week offers some homegrown events that could get the markets excited.

There is a chance the Current Account will improve by nearly 1 billion USD (Tuesday 5th 12.30am GMT), which would start the week well. Retail Sales (Tuesday 5th 12.30am GMT) are also forecast to improve (0.0% to 0.3% growth), while the big news is the Rate Statement (3.30am GMT Tuesday 5th). In October, this was kept at a record low of 1.5% and there are mixed views on what will happen this week though most suspect it will stay the same. The argument is that low rates are stimulating the economy.

Later in the week, GDP is forecast to drop by 0.1% to 0.7% (Wednesday 6th 12.30am GMT) and the Trade Balance looks set to shrink by around 0.3 billion or so (Thursday 7th 12.30am GMT). With mutterings about a recession or even depression in pundit circles, there is talk of a banking bubble built on a property bubble on a mining bubble on a commodities bubble all fuelled by a Chinese bubble. Is the Aussie economy about to go pop?

BTC: boom or bubble?
You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the meteoric rise and fall of Bitcoin over the last few days. Hitting an incredible $11,000 peak on Wednesday 29th before falling back, the currency is climbing again (Monday 4th December) with no-one sure where it will go next. Debate has raged about the nature of the movement with many warning against investment, among them the Bank of France’s Governor saying “Bitcoin is a speculative asset and people who invest in it do so at their own risk”.

There are clearly fortunes to be made (and lost) in the gold rush for the cryptocurrency, which has no tangible asset form. With a global value outpacing that of some international banks, Bitcoin even outstrips some economies, such as New Zealand.

For market speculation with a thrill, and a sizeable risk, there is little to beat Bitcoin trading this week. US regulators have recently given the green light to futures trading on the asset adding further legitimacy to the flag-bearer of cryptocurrencies. However you feel about it compared to national currencies or commodities, this is a market worth exploring and open seven days a week.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

  • Tue Dec 05
    00:15:00 GMT NZD RBNZ Gov Spencer Speaks
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Current Account
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Retail Sales m/m
    03:30:00 GMT AUD RBA Rate Statement
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Services PMI
    15:00:00 GMT USD ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
  • Wed Dec 06
    00:30:00 GMT AUD GDP q/q
    13:15:00 GMT USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
    15:00:00 GMT CAD Overnight Rate
    15:00:00 GMT CAD BOC Rate Statement
    15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
  • Thu Dec 07
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Trade Balance
    13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims
    16:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
  • Fri Dec 08
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing Production m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Rate
    13:30:00 GMT USD Average Hourly Earnings m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Non-Farm Employment Change

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: bitcoin continues its drive higher. We touched $11,800 over a volatile weekend of trading. $9000 and $8000 would be key areas to watch on any retraces which could be fast and deep on this market.

Crude Oil: As long as this market trades over the $55 with support from the 200 SMA and previous chart structure, it looks like this market might try and run the stops at the recent highs. There may be supply higher up given the price structure from the sell off in 2015. The bears will likely be watching the $58 and $60 levels. Any daily closes below $55 and the bears may try for a deeper move down to next potential demand zone at $52/$53.

EURUSD: While supported above 1.17, this may grind higher. We have a recent failed head and shoulders pattern which may still have some traders stuck short looking to get out.

GBPUSD: Cable has tested the old halfway back and continues to grind higher. The 61.8 is near 1.3860, which was a previous demand zone that was quickly broken through on Brexit news. The market may have some unfinished business at that price point. For now, above 1.32, this looks like it might continue to grinder higher. Any daily breaks below this level and the 200 SMA might beckon this market.

Gold: The shiny metal continues to move in the range. We have the 200 SMA and previous demand providing some support; for now, the technical picture has it consolidating and supported above the 1260.

USDCAD: The loonie has made a double top of sorts and has found some support at the previous supply zone (now acting as support) at 1.2650. For now, we are in a consolidation zone, any breaks down and the next major support zone might be 1.24.

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USD: the week ahead

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The big ticket calendar event is the ever volatile Non-Farm Employment Change (Friday 8th Dec 1.30pm GMT), which is forecast to slow down by over a fifth this month growing by only 200k. As the Reserve Bank has set itself a target of zero unemployment, any reduction is likely to be taken badly.

Despite last month’s surprise employment drop, the dollar remained bullish to the end of that trading week. This time we have the recent tax bill, which continues to boost US markets at the start of this week. Both signs suggest there is a lot of support for the dollar available.

Things that may wobble USD markets this week include the political powder keg of North Korea, Trump’s twitter feed, and oil (Crude Oil Inventories, Wednesday 6th Dec 3.30pm GMT).

Top Tiql Tips 30th Oct to 3rd Nov

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To help you to earn more with TIQL we made this free guide to the markets and dates to watch this week just for you. Economic news and announcements cause financial markets to move a lot, and may provide some opportunities to trade. And this week there’s plenty of action!

Remember, you can earn some extra cash by inviting people to trade with TIQL. The very first time someone you invite makes a deposit of $5 of more, you will receive $1. Whoever you invite also gets $1 USD to trade with; you can’t get better than that! You can keep earning as we pay you a percentage every time your supporters trade with TIQL. Get all the details here.

USD: Non-Farm on 3rd
A new month means Non-Farm Employment Change (12.30pm GMT Friday 3rd November). Traders and market makers always react as it’s one of the earliest pieces of news about the economy in the States, and this month’s release looks extra interesting.

We may be wrong, but someone somewhere is possibly a little over-confident about the state of the States. Last month Non-Farm Employment Change underperformed so badly it went -33k into the negative against a substantial predicted increase (82k). Yet analysts are forecasting an even more meteoric rise from the ashes for the American unemployed. They reckon a staggering 311K of new jobs were started. If the data delivers even half of this result the US stock markets are likely to love it as much as they did in July.

USD: FOMC rate decision
November is kicking off with a bang as the FOMC delivers its verdict on a rate rise (6pm GMT Wednesday 1st). Most bets are on a rise in December as last week’s GDP looked good and predictions for Non-Farm Employment Change are sky high. The Federal Reserve Bank’s interest rates rose to <1.25% in June and inflation stands at 2.2% for the twelve months to September so the argument for a rise is looking strong, but of course, not everyone agrees.

The other news due from the Fed will be huge. The clock is ticking and everybody wants to know who will run the show after Yellen leaves on February 3rd next year. There are a lot of potential changes if she doesn’t win another term. As the House Republicans are telling Trump not to go there, a new boss looks likely at the Bank. But not just that. The Vice Chair resigned in October and there are other vacancies suggesting a whole new regime could move in. We can’t wait to see what happens.

GBP: rates and speeches
Homeowners, savers and businesses are facing the first interest rate rise in 10 years if Carney pushes the red button (12pm GMT Thursday 2nd) and opinion is divided about whether he should. The British economy and its currency seem under siege. Its central bank is certainly taking hits from every side so this week’s rate news is even more exciting.

There is a large amount of key BoE trading data on Thursday – BoE Inflation Report, Monetary Policy Committee Official Bank Rate Votes, Monetary Policy Summary and the Official Bank Rate. A rise of 0.25% is expected before the end of the year as the Bank of England Chairman Mark Carney says the decision is finely balanced.

Unsurprisingly, he is perhaps trying to forestall any panic in the markets. But no matter what he says, the Press Conference Carney and other MPC members are holding (12.30pm GMT Thursday 2nd) should lead to some volatile action on the markets.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

  • Tue Oct 31
    03:50:00 GMT JPY Monetary Policy Statement
    04:00:00 GMT JPY BOJ Policy Rate
    04:00:00 GMT JPY BOJ Outlook Report
    06:30:00 GMT JPY BOJ Press Conference
    12:30:00 GMT CAD GDP m/m
    14:00:00 GMT USD CB Consumer Confidence
    19:30:00 GMT CAD BOC Gov Poloz Speaks
    21:45:00 GMT NZD Unemployment Rate
    21:45:00 GMT NZD Employment Change q/q
  • Wed Nov 01
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing PMI
    12:15:00 GMT USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
    14:00:00 GMT USD ISM Manufacturing PMI
    14:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
    18:00:00 GMT USD Federal Funds Rate
    18:00:00 GMT USD FOMC Statement
    20:15:00 GMT CAD BOC Gov Poloz Speaks
  • Thu Nov 02
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Trade Balance
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Construction PMI
    12:00:00 GMT GBP Official Bank Rate
    12:00:00 GMT GBP MPC Official Bank Rate Votes
    12:00:00 GMT GBP Monetary Policy Summary
    12:00:00 GMT GBP BOE Inflation Report
    12:30:00 GMT GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks
    12:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims
  • Fri Nov 03
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Retail Sales m/m
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Services PMI
    12:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Rate
    12:30:00 GMT USD Non-Farm Employment Change
    12:30:00 GMT USD Average Hourly Earnings m/m
    12:30:00 GMT CAD Employment Change
    14:00:00 GMT USD ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: We’ve begun the trading week by trading back above the 6000 and making new highs; completing the ABCD pattern we have been watching. Where next for Bitcoin? All eyes will be on $6000 to see if we hold going into the week. If BTCUSD is looking a bit rich for you, we have just added Ethereum and Litecoin for you to trade!

USDJPY: Traders are excited about this pair as we once again retest resistance at 114.50. This level is the line in the sand for traders and the risk events this week from Japan and the USA should move this cross one way or the other.

EURUSD: Towards the end of last week this pair traded outside of the chop zone formed over the last few months. The weekly chart shows some of the key levels that traders may be watching. A daily close below the 1.16 may entice the sellers to push this lower to the next support level of 1.13 and a retest of the descending trend line. A move back up and we might see more rotation on this pair.

Copper: This metal has failed at a retest of the highs and previous chart structure. Might we see a deeper correction if we can’t take out the highs? Next support zone near 2.8950.

Gold: We traded close to the October lows on Friday and we are currently trading above the key 1260 level and the 61.8 Fibonacci. Will the buyers hold the channel? 1260 is key for the long and short thesis on this market.

Crude Oil: Friday saw this market pop to the $54 zone. We are at an interesting level here with the completion of the ABCD pattern, the 50% extension and previous supply at around $55. The old highs look vulnerable for now and we could imagine the longs covering their positions on any weakness at these highs. The $52/$53 zone might attract some more buyers if they are going to make another run at the highs.

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USD non-farm drama

We may need a lie down

Get ready as a new month starts this week and we all know what that means –  Non-Farm Employment Change is out on Friday 3rd November. Traders and market makers always react as it’s one of the earliest pieces of news about the economy in the States and this week it’s hot on the heels of a US Fed Rate decision.

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EURUSD holds the 1.16 demand zone for now

This month’s release looks extra interesting. We may be wrong, but someone somewhere is possibly a little over-confident about the state of the States. Last month Non-Farm Employment Change underperformed so badly it went -33k into the negative. Yet analysts are forecasting a meteoric rise from the ashes for the American unemployed in October predicting a staggering 311K of new jobs were started. If the data delivers even half of this result the US stock markets are likely to love it as much as they did in July.

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Buyers hold the support zone in Gold

Non-Farm Friday is here

How much?!

Some predictions for Non-Farm Employment Change, out on Friday 6th at 12.30pm suggest a massive decline from 156K to 88K. This is way down from the recent peak in July of 222K. Then again, others think it will rise to 165K. Make of that what you will.

Bear in mind that forex traders are always interested in the latest figures on the economy of their chosen currency. They can extrapolate the rate of inflation and economic growth from news about wages, unemployment, and payroll. Of these, the non-farm payroll data is the earliest and most important. Including all payroll data for the previous month, except those in agriculture, an increase will be closely linked to economic growth and vice versa for a decrease. If the rate of increase speeds up we could also be looking at inflationary risks increasing.