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  1. US NFP: Sky-High Expectations Call For Action

    by , 10-05-2018 at 09:51 AM
    The unemployment rate and average hourly earnings are the key metrics to watch. It is likely that the underemployment rate could fall to 7.1% and this could push the dollar index higher triggering a sell-off for emerging markets.

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    In simple words, at 185K the expectations for the U.S. NFP number are sky high. Speculators are even hoping for a number above 200K. But, the two most important numbers that traders will be looking at are the average ...
  2. U.S. Adds 211,000 Jobs In April And Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.4%

    by , 05-05-2017 at 06:22 PM
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    The employment recovery that began under President Barack Obama shows little sign of slowing down under his successor: new hiring data out Friday morning shows the U.S. economy added jobs for the 79th consecutive month, and that the unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in 10 years.

  3. U.S. Adds Just 98,000 Jobs In March, Missing Expectations By A Wide Margin

    by , 04-08-2017 at 03:52 PM
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    Did Old Man Winter scare away hiring in March? New employment data revealed that the U.S. added significantly fewer jobs in March than most economists expected, though a drop in the total number of unemployed did lead to a decline in the top-line unemployment rate.

  4. Trading Around News

    by , 05-30-2014 at 05:57 AM
    Talking Points:

    • News events can cause large, unpredictable price swings.
    • Long-term trades or fundamental trades can remain open.
    • Short-term trades can be closed.

    Because my strategies revolve around technical analysis and sentiment, I am often asked what I do around news releases. Specifically, how I manage positions around major news releases that are likely to move the market. The truth is that it depends on why I opened the trade in the first place, and ...
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