|U.S. Unemployment Claims figures are expected tomorrow, October 23, at 12:30 (GMT), and you need to be prepared. Market events like this one tend to create either big changes to current trends or push current trends even further. Generally, the majors are the ones most affected by market events in general but Crude Oil, Gold prices, and even the price of Silver can change dramatically in the seconds after such a publication. For more information about the U.S. Unemployment Claims, please read below.
What is U.S. Unemployment Claims?
|U.S. Unemployment Claims, also known as Jobless Claims, is a survey used to measure the number of individuals who filed for unemployment insurance for the first time during the past week within the United States of America. It is released on a weekly basis, about 5 days after the week ends. Every state in the U.S offers jobless insurance programs that must conform to rules set down by federal law. The Labor Department in Washington then gathers all the data submitted by each state and releases the updated figures to the public on the following Thursday.The number of unemployed individuals is an important gauge of general economic health because employed citizens are more likely spend and, therefore, more likely to increase total consumer spending.
If the Survey Comes Inline with Market Forecasts
|Expectations for this month are suggesting that the U.S. Unemployment Claims have increased this week from 461K to 470K. It is no secret that the global financial picture is currently standing before a significant crossroad that is liable to have a profound impact on the upcoming year. However, one should not only consider the economic interpretation of the indicator, but also look from the psychological point of view. In times when equity markets all over the world are experiencing sharp losses, investors are finding themselves in a fragile state of mind, which in turn provides markets with extreme volatility.Data is expected to indicate that after 4 consecutive weeks of decreasing levels of unemployed people, the U.S. economy is once again suffering from a growing number of people filing for unemployment insurance, which could trigger a bearish ripple upon USD crosses. If all stays in line with market forecasts the EUR/USD pair may rise towards the 1.3500 level once again.
If the Survey Will Surprise With Bullishness
|When the actual figure is lower than forecasted, traders are likely to see the USD appreciate against its currency pairs and crosses. After a series of positive data from this exact survey, which pointed out that for the time being the economic crisis is only perceivable in the financial industry, another week of similar results will continue to strengthen the fact that at least for now the average person is not damaged from all the ominous prophecies in the market. The U.S. economy might be salvaged from what could be a long-lasting depression, and that will surely help to ease some of the growing concerns seen lately, even if it is for just for a little while. In this case, investors will feel somewhat more secure to disperse funds in U.S. industries, and by that to extend the current bullish trend of the USD. This scenario could get the EUR/USD to break its recent low record of 1.2750.