Nonfarm Payrolls This Friday Could Dampen Commodities
Overall this week has not been that exciting. Volume is below average as the big money traders slowly get back into action and wait for Fridays economic data to come out.
We have seen gold, silver and oil put in a nice rally this week but they are still not in the clear. If we get flat or better unemployment numbers we should see the US dollar rally. This seems to be exactly what the chart is telling us when using technical analysis. Here are the numbers for Friday.
Friday unemployment numbers come out for both the US & Canada.
7:00 AM ET – Canadian Unemployment Rate, Forecast 8.5%, Previous 8.5%
8:30 AM ET – USD Nonfarm Payrolls, Forecast 0%, Previous -11K
8:30 AM ET – USD Unemployment Rate, Forecast 10.1%, Previous 10%
Here is a table I created for understanding what economic data moves stocks, bonds, US$ and gold: http://www.thegoldandoilguy.com/Economic-Indicators.pdf
US Dollar Daily Trend
The current trend of the dollar is now up when looking at the daily chart (higher highs and lows). The strong price thrust in December has formed a nice flag pattern. This is a continuation pattern meaning the dollar should continue higher once this pause is complete.
….read more and view charts on Gold, Oil and Commodities HERE.