USD Falls Sharply After Disappointing Payroll Report

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On Friday, the U.S. dollar failed to maintain its gains and dipped on weaker than expected non-farm payroll, as job creation fell sharply in May with just 138k vs. 185k, while the unemployment rate dipped to 4.3% vs. 4.4%.

  • The U.S. dollar index (DXY), which measures the Greenback against a basket of currencies, dipped as much as 1% to 96.60 pips, lowest level since last November.


Gold prices hit one month high after disappointing US non-farm payrolls data weighed on the Greenback and lowered expectations for more US interest rate hikes this year. The precious metal settled at $1,280 in anticipation of important releases and news, which are ECB interest rate decision and United Kingdom general election.


Euro hit $1,280 at the end of last week’s trading session. Technically, it could trade sideways due to German holiday.


Oil prices failed to pare its losses amid fears of more US drilling after climate deal withdrawal. The U.S. crude fell to $47.70.

The most important economic events:

  • USD ISM Services/Non-Manufacturing Composite (MAY): (GMT 14:00) – Important – Forecast (57.1) – Previous (57.5).
  • GBP BRC Sales Like-For-Like (YoY) (MAY): (GMT 14:00) – Medium – Previous (-0.5%) – Forecast (5.6%).

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