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U.S. Employment Plunges By 701,000 Jobs In March, Much More Than Expected

Employment in the U.S. fell much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said employment plunged by 701,000 jobs in March after jumping by an upwardly revised 275,000 jobs in February. Economists had expected employment to slump by 100,000 jobs compared to the addition of 273,000 jobs originally reported for the previous month. The much bigger than expected decrease came as employment in the leisure and hospitality sector plummeted by 459,000 jobs, mainly in food services and drinking places. The Labor Department said notable declines also occurred in health care and social assistance, professional and business services, retail trade, and construction. With the much bigger than expected drop in employment, the unemployment rate surged up to 4.4 percent in March from 3.5 percent in February. The unemployment rate had been expected to climb to 3.8 percent. “The 701,000 plunge in non-farm payrolls in March, which is already close to the worst monthly declines seen during the Global Financial Crisis, suggests the coronavirus pandemic started to decimate economic activity even sooner than we had thought,” said Andrew Hunter, Senior U.S. Economist at Capital Economics. He…

U.S. Employment Plunges Much More Than Expected In March

Employment in the U.S. fell much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said employment plunged by 701,000 jobs in March after jumping by an upwardly revised 275,000 jobs in February. Economists had expected employment to slump by 100,000 jobs compared to the addition of 273,000 jobs originally reported for the previous month. With the much bigger than expected drop in employment, the unemployment rate surged up to 4.4 percent in March from 3.5 percent in February. The unemployment rate had been expected to climb to 3.8 percent. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Spain Industrial Production Decline Slows In February

Spain’s industrial production fell at a softer pace in February, data from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. Industrial production declined a calendar adjusted 1.3 percent annually in February, following a 2.2 percent fall in January. Energy output had the biggest decline of 4.1 percent annually in February and non-durable consumer goods decreased 1.2 percent. Meanwhile, durable consumer goods remained unchanged. On an unadjusted basis, industrial output rose 0.1 percent in February, after a 3.8 percent decline in the preceding month. On a month-on-month basis, industrial production remained unchanged in February. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Japanese Yen Higher Amid Rising Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen climbed against its major counterparts in the Asian session on Friday amid rising risk aversion, as oil prices retraced gains and a private survey showed that China’s services sector contracted further in March. Survey data from IHS Markit showed that China’s services activity contracted in March due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on demand and supply chains. The Caixin services Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 43.0 in March from 26.5 in February. However, a score below 50 indicates contraction. Oil prices fell after soaring on Thursday following President Donald Trump’s comment that he expects Russia and Saudi Arabia to co-operate on output reduction. The United States reported a record 6.648 million jobless claims last week led by shut downs to contain the virus. Investors await the March payroll data due at 8:30 am ET. Economists are expecting a drop of 100,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate is seen rising to 3.8 percent. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases crossed the 1 million mark globally with a death toll of 53,030, according to the new tally from Johns Hopkins University. Around 1,015,403 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus across the world….

Will the dollar stop plan B?

All attempts by the Fed to rein in the US dollar were futile. Neither a sharp reduction in the federal funds rate, nor the launch of unlimited purchases of Treasury and mortgage bonds under QE, nor the transfer of liquidity to foreign central banks using swaps and repos has dampened investors’ interest in buying the USD index. If this continues, I am afraid that currency interventions will be necessary. According to BofA Merrill Lynch, this will happen when the EUR/USD pair falls to 1.05.
In theory, this scale of dollar liquidity and the rapid expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet should have knocked the “American” down. Nevertheless, the number of supporters of the “dollar smile” theory is growing rapidly. It assumes that at the first stage, the USD index is strengthened due to the strength of the US economy and the associated inflow of capital to the US securities market. When a recession begins, the dollar peaks as investors flee to safe-haven assets. Then, thanks to those who want to save stock indices from falling into the abyss with the help of aggressive monetary expansion, the Fed forms the bottom of the smile. After that, the dollar begins to grow again, as…

Singapore Retail Sales Decrease In February

Singapore retail sales decline at the fastest pace in February, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales declined 8.6 percent year-on-year in February, following a 5.3 percent fall in January. Motor vehicle sales rose 1.3 percent annually in February, following a 33.6 percent fall in the previous month. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales decreased 10.2 percent in February, after a 0.6 percent increase in the preceding month. Sales of wearing apparel and footwear declined the most by 41.0 percent in February and those of food and alcohol, and department stores decreased 40.5 percent and 36.3 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, retail sales dropped 8.9 percent in February, after a 0.2 percent rise in the prior month. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Analysis of AUD/USD on April 3, 2020

Hello, dear traders!
It’s time to consider the AUD/USD currency pair, the technical picture of which is quite interesting. But more on that later.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), along with other leading global central banks, announced the introduction of temporary swaps in the US currency in order to increase liquidity. In addition, the RBA together with the Australian government decided to allocate about 100 billion Australian dollars to support the Australian economy.
Let’s look at the technical picture for the AUD/USD currency pair, and since this tool is analyzed once a week, let’s start with the corresponding timeframe.
Weekly

After falling to the level of 0.5510, the pair began to adjust from the previous fairly strong and prolonged decline. Attempts to continue to recover losses in the current five-day trading failed at the level of 0.6215, from where the pair again turned in the south direction.
In fairness, it should be noted that the results of weekly trading will be determined by data on the US labor market, which will be published at 13:30 (London time). Economists’ forecasts are very pessimistic, and if the actual numbers turn out to be even worse than expected, the US currency risks falling under a wave of sales.
The current…

EUR/USD. April 3. 1 million cases of COVID-2019 virus in the world. The euro is preparing for a new fall. The trader is waiting

EUR/USD – 1H.

Hello, traders! According to the hourly chart, everything goes according to plan. The new downward trend line clearly indicates the “bearish” mood of most traders. Thus, it will be possible to sell the pair until the quotes close above this very trend line. In general, the EUR/USD pair continues the process of falling on April 3. News coming from various parts of the world remains disappointing. The COVID-2019 virus continues to spread, and today the official number of infected people around the world has exceeded 1,000,000. Most of the sick citizens are in America, but this does not make any negative impression on the American currency. Also yesterday, traders were very happy to miss the important economic report from the US on unemployment…
EUR/USD – 4H.

On the 4-hour chart, the EUR/USD pair performed a rebound from the corrective level of 38.2% (1.0964) and a reversal in favor of the US dollar with the resumption of falling quotes. As a result, at the moment, traders have worked out the Fibo level of 23.6% (1.0840) and now either there will be a rebound from this level or closure under it. In the first case, a reversal will be made in favor of…

China Services PMI Data Due On Friday

China will on Friday see March results for the services and composite indexes from Caixin, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, the services index saw a score of 26.5, while the composite came in at 27.5. Japan will see March results for the services and composite indexes from Jibun Bank. In February, their scores were 32.7 and 35.8, respectively. Australia will release February figures for retail sales, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 0.4 percent on month following the 0.3 percent decline in January. Australia also will see March numbers for the Performance of Construction Index from the Australian Industry Group; in February, the index score was 42.7. Malaysia will release February numbers for imports, exports and trade balance. In January, imports were worth 72.08 billion ringgit and exports were at 84.08 billion ringgit for a trade surplus of 12.00 billion ringgit. Finally, the markets in Taiwan are closed on Friday for Children’s Day and will re-open on Monday. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…