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Many traders believe that today is a big day, and it will actually give them some clues about September Federal Reserve decision on whether to raise the interest rate again or not, depending on the upcoming Jobs Report, which will be released later today. However, this is not the case. The Federal Reserve’s decision is not connected with the Jo...

2017-09-01 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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The monthly jobs report from the UK was a mixed bag with the unemployment rate falling to a 42-year low at 4.5%, down from 4.6% previously. Despite the solid headline, wages continued to disappoint. The unemployment rate fell to 4.5% and marked the lowest unemployment rate in the UK since 1975. Official data from the UK's Office for National St...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
Fed_Yellen_Inflation_US

Everyone was watching the US Jobs Report on Friday, which was the most important event ahead of the Federal Reserve decision this month. The market seemed very confident that the Fed will raise the rates no matter what, given the fact that some of the economic activities have improved. However, on Friday, the estimates of a rate hike in June de...

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Bank of Japan_Yen_2205

Since the beginning of the year, the Japanese Yen has been strengthening notably after the period of weakness at the end of last year. Last year USDJPY strength came on the back of the US Dollar rally as the Fed’s kicked off its policy tightening. However, this has been a negative factor for Japan. The Bank of Japan has been trying to keep the ...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
inflation expectations

The US Dollar Index managed to rise since the beginning of the week, amid a lack of fundamentals across the board, whether in Asia, Europe, and the US. However, there is still some confusion among  traders on why the US Dollar declined on Friday right after the US Jobs Report, despite the fact that it came in better than expected. Moreover, th...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Jobs Reports

In the next few hours, all eyes across the board are headed toward the US once again, as we all wait for the US Jobs Report for the month of April. This report is likely to have a notable impact on the markets, whatever the outcome is. Whether if it’s good or bad outcome, in both cases, be prepared for a notable move across asset classes. Wh...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
US Jobs

The US labor market kicked off 2017 on a firm footing adding 227k jobs during the first month of the year. The data, released by the Labor Department was upbeat as it raised the prospects of another solid pace of job gains amid a burst of optimism among businesses under the new Trump administration. The job gains came from the retail, construct...

2017-02-07 John Benjamin Read more
New Zealand_AUDNZD

The first trading day of the week comes with few economic releases across the board, which may lead to a tight range until the next Asian session, which set to have some strong data from New Zealand, which likely to have a notable impact on the markets. In this article, we will take a look at these data, possible scenarios and how NZD pairs may ...

2016-11-21 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Sterling_GBP

During the European session today, all eyes were on the UK jobs report, which came in much better than expected. Yet, despite the positive outcome, the British Pound failed to rally and declined all the way back below 1.2420’s so far. In this article, we will explain the outcome and the reasons behind the GBP's weakness. Definition Unem...

2016-11-17 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
US Elections

A few minutes ago, the US published its last Jobs Report ahead of a critical election next week. The US Jobs Report came in with positive news for President Obama, the Democratic Party and most importantly, the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Definitions Non-Farm Employment Change: Change in the number of employed peo...

2016-11-04 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more