US Non-Farm Payrolls Indicate Renewed Strength but Can Forex Traders Expect Stimulus to Weaken? – Vantage FX Comments

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Non-farm payrolls and what it means for forex traders.

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Forex traders around the world waited with keen anticipation for Friday’s US Non-Farm Payrolls figure announcement. They certainly didn’t disappoint as the figures turned out even better than expected.

  • 203,000 new jobs created in November
  • Unemployment rate dropped to 7% (a 5-year low)

For forex however, the unemployment rate dropped close to a threshold of 6.5% set by Ben Bernanke which would mean an end to the $85bn per month quantitative easing policy and an increase in interest rates. (BBC, 6th December 2013)

Vantage FX Head of Market Analysis Jay Mawji commented:

“The US economy slides back onto the recovery tracks as Friday's non-Farm Payrolls came in higher than expected, tallying with a fall in the unemployment rate. Key economic figures in the US have supported the FED's view to draw back on the current easing policy, with the question now being ‘how soon’ as opposed to ‘when’. Yellen, as the incoming chair, will have this decision to make, if she hasn't already.”

While it is still not clear when the FED might making a change to its policy, the one thing forex traders can do to be prepared is to have a rich source of up-to-date forex market news from a broker with its finger on the pulse and a set of tools to allow unrivalled access to market leading trading tools.

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