News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Wall Street
Mixed
Gold
Mixed
GBP/USD
Mixed
USD/JPY
Bullish
More View more
Real Time News
  • Myth or fact? One thing is for sure, there are a lot of misconceptions about trading. Knowing the difference between common trading myths and the reality is essential to long-term success. Find out about these 'myths' here: https://t.co/EDvQdHfIPm https://t.co/R7pa7DsM8n
  • What are some monetary policies that could affect Gold this quarter? Get your Gold free forecast here: https://t.co/bTXkGN1CIM #DailyFXGuides https://t.co/EhdZpmkzaH
  • Even more remarkable than the record high levels of leverage registered in US equities this past week was the attention it garnered. Paying attention to risk is a threat when markets are this high and the docket as dense as it is this week. My outlook: https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/video/daily_news_report/2021/01/23/Dow-VIX-Tesla-and-Leverage-Reflect-Greater-Risk-to-the-Relentless-Bull-Market.html?ref-author=Kicklighter&QPID=917719&CHID=9 https://t.co/KBOJIRPTQe
  • Consolidation or bull flag? A bull flag is a continuation pattern that occurs as a brief pause in the trend following a strong price move higher. Learn how to better spot these formations here: https://t.co/yOEvLjKnct https://t.co/qP2PbS4dsY
  • Are you new to trading? Technical analysis of charts aims to identify patterns and market trends by utilising different forms of technical chart types and other chart functions. Get a refresher on technical analysis or begin building your knowledge here: https://t.co/qV3c7a4YR3 https://t.co/POGWDIkqqz
  • USD hegemony is at risk thanks to changes in the global economy and the long-term consequences of the US-China trade war. Get your market update from @CVecchioFX here: https://t.co/5GO9UrvO4y https://t.co/H76jNJJxU5
  • Did you know a Doji candlestick signals market indecision and the potential for a change in direction. What are the top five types of Doji candlesticks? Find out https://t.co/c51s3IBcEu https://t.co/1TiEWCbJ6t
  • Use this technical analysis pattern recognition skills test to sharpen your knowledge: https://t.co/Qgz89PTxnu https://t.co/fN2mfHgpON
  • The formation of several bullish technical patterns suggests that the haven-associated Japanese Yen is at risk of further losses against the Euro and Australian Dollar. Get your market update from @DanielGMoss here:https://t.co/qxQwHgD9Ey https://t.co/ym73tgtHLn
  • Natural gas is moving lower after weather models pointed to warmer-than-average temperatures across much of the US. Get your market update from @FxWestwater here:https://t.co/HuXPXu5PFU https://t.co/ytHqOoHnxQ
EUR/USD- Trading the German Unemployment Report

EUR/USD- Trading the German Unemployment Report

David Song, Strategist

Trading the News: German Unemployment Change

What’s Expected:

Time of release: 02/28/2013 8:55 GMT, 3:55 EST

Primary Pair Impact: EURUSD

Expected: 0K

Previous: -16K

DailyFX Forecast: 5K to 15K

Why Is This Event Important:

Unemployment in Germany is expected to hold flat during February after contracting 16K the month prior, and a slowdown in job growth may drag on the EURUSD as it dampens the economic outlook for the euro-area. As the EU scales back its GDP forecast and sees the monetary union contracting 0.3% this year, the fundamental developments coming out of Europe may fall short of market expectations, and the European Central Bank (ECB) may continue to carry out its easing cycle in 2013 in an effort to stem the risk for a prolonged recession.

Recent Economic Developments

The Upside

Release

Expected

Actual

IFO – Business Climate (FEB)

104.9

107.4

Industrial Production s.a. (MoM) (DEC)

0.2%

0.3%

Factory Orders s.a. (MoM) (DEC)

0.7%

0.8%

The Downside

Release

Expected

Actual

Gross Domestic Product (4Q P)

-0.5%

-0.6%

Trade Balance (DEC)

15.0B

12.0B

Retail Sales (MoM) (DEC)

-0.1%

-1.7%

The ongoing improvement in business sentiment paired with the expansion in industrial outputs may produce another decline in unemployment, and a positive development may increase the appeal of the single currency as it encourages an improved outlook for growth. However, the slowdown in global trade along with the recent decline in private sector consumption may weigh on job growth, and we may see a protracted recovery in the labor market amid the ongoing slack in the real economy.

Potential Price Targets For The Release

Forex_EURUSD-_Trading_the_German_Unemployment_Report_body_ScreenShot020.png, EUR/USD- Trading the German Unemployment Report

As the relative strength index on the EURUSD bounces back from oversold territory, the rebound from 1.3017 may gather pace over the remainder of the week, and a positive development may put the 1.3250 pivot back on the radar as it dampens bets for an ECB rate cut. However, a weak labor report may prompt another selloff in the EURUSD, and we may see the pair struggle to hold above the 1.3000 figure as the region faces a deepening recession.

How To Trade This Event Risk

Trading the given event risk may not be as clear cut as some of our previous trades, but a positive development may set the stage for a long Euro trade as it raises the outlook for growth. Therefore, if unemployment narrows from the previous month, we will need to see a green, five-minute following the print to generate a long entry on two-lots of EURUSD. Once these conditions are met, we will set the initial stop at the nearby swing low or a reasonable distance from the entry, and this risk will establish our first objective. The second target will be based on discretion, and we will move the stop on the second lot to cost once the first trade hits its mark in an effort to preserve our profits.

In contrast, the slowdown in global trade along with the weakness in private consumption may encourage businesses to keep a lid on hiring, and a dismal report may spark a selloff in the exchange rate as it dampens the outlook for growth. As a result, if unemployment rises from the previous month, we will carry out the same strategy for a short euro-dollar trade as the long position laid out about, just in the opposite direction.

Impact that the change in German Unemployment has had on EUR during the last month

Period

Data Released

Estimate

Actual

Pips Change

(1 Hour post event )

Pips Change

(End of Day post event)

JAN 2013

1/31/2013 8:55 GMT

8K

-16K

+4

+18

January 2013German Unemployment Change

Forex_EURUSD-_Trading_the_German_Unemployment_Report_body_ScreenShot019.png, EUR/USD- Trading the German Unemployment Report

Unemployment in Europe’s largest economy slipped another 16K during the month of January after contracting 2K the month prior, while the jobless rate unexpectedly narrowed to 6.8% from 6.9% to mark the first decline since December 2011. Indeed, the EURUSD tracked higher following the positive print, with the pair climbing towards 1.3570, and the euro-dollar continued to gain ground during the North American trade as it ended the day at 1.3575.

--- Written by David Song, Currency Analyst

To contact David, e-mail dsong@dailyfx.com.

Follow me on Twitter at @DavidJSong

To be added to David's e-mail distribution list, please follow this link.

New to FX? Watch this Video

Questions? Comments? Join us in the DailyFX Forum

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES