They bought back Dollar on weak Payrolls



During last week, trading was focused around expectations of labor market news from the USA. The officials can change earlier access to some information, so they were waiting for the strong employment data. Hesitations about it appeared along with the release of the US PMI. The index dropped below 50, reflecting lack of activity in August. Car sales as well could not bring some joy, so dollar was under pressure and EURUSD returned to the area 1.1200. For the previous four days the pair crept down to 1.1100, but could not to break it lower. Weekly unemployment claims as well supported more…

The dollar could not grow on payrolls



Employment indicators from the USA managed to help the American currency in the short term. After quite unusual growth of the pair by 70 points before the release, EURUSD affected by the good statistics from the USA has dropped by 10 points at 1.1330, but it finished the week at 1.1390 showing increase by more than 2 figures. Probably, investors lean towards selling other assets versus USD rather than EUR. Though, Friday reaction could be just reflection of market model that was dominated in the first quarter, meanwhile other assets could have the profits fixation from the expectations of the USD more…

EUR clings to 1.2500


Euro-bears almost reached the preceding lows in the pair. EURUSD dropped down to 1.2456 during the day, yet the weekly low of 1.2437 was left untouched. While the morning weakness could be accounted for by the disappointing rates of the EU Final PMIs, the pair’s recovery during the US session could hardly be explained by any fundamental factors. But let’s relate everything in due order. The Services PMI and Composite PMIs for Italy and France proved to be in the green zone, besides the Italian activity in the services sector even became more intense in comparison with the previous month, which more…

The payrolls shook 1.25 in EURUSD and pushed GBPUSD below 1.60


The single currency tested 1.2500 on Friday. This decline was caused by the perfect US employment statistics. The unemployment rate decreased from 6.1% to 5.9% and the number of jobs grew by 248K instead of the expected 210. Besides, the August statistics were revised up from 142 to 180. The average weekly hours has also slightly increased (from 34.5 to 34.6). But in the meantime, the average hourly earnings lost 1%, which in a way contradicts the classic situation with the tight employment market. It’s also no good that the participation rate has again fallen. In September it made 62.7 against more…

Only EUR held out yesterday


ECB Governor Mario Draghi failed to meet the demands of market participants. They were displeased with absence of a clear guideline in the monetary policy easing. Formally, the Bank pointed out that the policy has too many indefinite variables, so the size of future bond purchases can’t be forecasted with great certainty. However, the BOJ, for example, solved the problem in a different way: they set the target (2% of inflation in the medium term) and defined the way (doubling of money supply), also remembering about methods (purchasing plans which can change). Basing on Draghi’s comments, the markets suppose that the more…