April NFP Disappoints with a +160k Print

April NFP Disappoints with a +160k Print

This morning has brought even more evidence of slowdown within the American economy after Non-Farm Payrolls for the month of April printed at +160k versus an expectation of +200k.
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US Dollar Bear Trap within an Even Bigger Bull Trap?!

In the weeks (months?) ahead, I like the reward/risk proposition for USD upside but will take seriously evidence that supports reversing th...Continue Reading

Strong Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) Report to Fuel EUR/USD Weakness

Will Weak US Jobs Data Sink the US Dollar? Maybe Not.

NFP Strategy Focus on Dollar’s Fed Timing or Dow’s Risk Response?

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Technical Analysis

CAC 40 Declines for 4th Consecutive Session

The CAC 40 is trading lower for the fourth consecutive day, and is currently down -1.56% on the session.
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Silver Prices Turn Sluggish Ahead of U.S. Employment Data


Tentative EUR/USD and Equities Reversals Hinge on Friday NFPs


China’s Market News:Big Shareholders Cut Holdings in Chinese Stocks


USD/CAD Breakout in Focus Ahead of NFP, Canada Employment


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Dow Jones sell off enters the support zone identified on Wednesday. The retracement is minimally deep enough in price, but shallow in time.
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The GBP/USD prices remain largely unchanged ahead of tomorrow’s NFP data.
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Sentiment


Updated: Index is reported every Thursday.
SSI Long Short Signal
EUR/USD 
USD/JPY 
GBP/USD 
XAU/USD 
GER30 
SPX500 

Market Data

Symbol Bid Ask Spread
Market Data figures are provided by FXCM for the trading day.
Symbol Bid Ask Spread
Market Data figures are provided by FXCM for the trading day.

Trading Volumes

Symbol Volume Transactions
EUR/USD 2,430M 79,319
USD/JPY 869M 29,938
GBP/USD 981M 35,646
USD/CHF 52M 3,703
AUD/USD 1,820M 31,664
USD/CAD 999M 24,720
NZD/USD 346M 11,986
EUR/JPY 144M 7,984
Volume and Transaction figures are provided by FXCM for the trading day.

Rollover Rates

Symbol Multiplier Roll S Roll B
EUR/USD 1 0.02 -0.05
USD/JPY 1 -0.03 0.01
GBP/USD 1 0.00 -0.01
USD/CHF 1 -0.05 0.02
EUR/CHF 1 -0.02 0.01
AUD/USD 1 -0.04 0.02
USD/CAD 1 -0.00 -0.00
NZD/USD 1 -0.05 0.02
EUR/GBP 1 0.02 -0.04
EUR/JPY 1 0.01 -0.02
GBP/JPY 1 -0.04 0.01
CHF/JPY 1 0.01 -0.03
GBP/CHF 1 -0.08 0.04
Currency Central Bank Rate
   aud
1.75%
   nzd
2.25%
   eur
0.00%
   cad
0.50%
   gbp
0.50%
   usd
0.50%
   chf
-0.75%
   jpy
-0.10%

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