The U.S. Dollar fell against major currencies yesterday as gains in world stocks and a better-than-expected U.S. labor market report dampened the greenback's safe-haven appeal. After yesterday, the USD fell against the EUR, pushing the oft-traded currency pair to 1.3320. The Dollar experienced similar behavior against the Pound and closed at 1.5123.
Companies in the U.S. cut fewer jobs in April, indicating the worst of the recession's employment losses may have passed. Payrolls fell by an estimated 491,000 workers last month, less than analysts had forecast and the fewest since October. Stabilization in consumer spending following the worst slump in three decades is stoking expectations that the recession in the U.S. will end in the second half of the year.
In today's trading, forex traders should focus on a number of important fundamental data coming from both the U.S and the Euro-Zone. We expect that these pairs may become highly volatile as the market awaits the U.S. labor market figures and Interest Rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).