Economic Events: (GMT)
06:45 CHF Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CHF, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CHF.
08:15 CHF CPI (MoM)
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the perspective of the consumer. It is a key way to measure changes in purchasing trends and inflation.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CHF, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CHF.
11:00 EUR German Factory Orders (MoM)
German Factory Orders measures the change in the total value of new purchase orders placed with manufacturers for both durable and non-durable goods. It is a leading indicator of production.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR.
19:00 USD Federal Budget Balance
The Federal Budget Balance measures the difference in value between the federal government's income and expenditure during the reported month. A positive number indicates a budget surplus, a negative number indicates a deficit.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.
Economic Data results prior trading day ( key better than expected worse than expected at forecast )
Monster Employment Index
French Services PMI
German Services PMI
Italian CPI (MoM)
Retail Sales (MoM)
EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis February 6, 2012, Forecast
Analysis and Recommendations:
The USD soared past all of its major trading partners today after jobs reports beat forecasts in the US.
The US added 243,000 jobs as reported by the Labor Department for the first time since April. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest since February 2009.
This was the boost the US needed to signal that the economy was recovering.
Retail sales across the 17-nation region fell 0.4% in December, the European Union statistics agency Eurostat reported. Compared to December 2010, sales declined 1.6%. Economists had forecast a 0.2% monthly rise in December sales and a 1.3% year-on-year fall.
Private-sector activity in the 17-nation euro zone returned to growth in January, according to the final Markit composite purchasing managers index for the region released Friday. The index rose to 50.4 in January from 48.3 in December, confirming an earlier flash estimate. A reading of more than 50 indicates growth in activity, while a figure below that level indicates contraction. The reading marked the first move back above 50 in five months. The data continued to show a divide across the region, with German PMI hitting a seven-month high and French PMI hitting a five-month high, while readings for Italy, Spain and Ireland remained below the 50-level, although the rate of decline eased in Italy and Spain.
Scheduled Sovereign Bond Sales
Feb 07 09:00 Netherlands Eur 5.0bn Jul 2022 DSL
Feb 07 10:10 Greece 6M T-bill auction
Feb 07 10.30 UK Auctions 1.75% 2017 conventional Gilt
Feb 07 15:30 UK Details gilt auction on Feb 16
Feb 07 18:00 US Auctions 3Y Notes
Feb 08 10:10 Sweden Nominal bond auction
Feb 08 10:30 Germany Eur 4.0bn Feb 2017 Bobl
Feb 08 10:30 Swiss Bond auction
Feb 08 16:30 Italy Details BOT auction on Feb 13
Feb 08 18:00 US Auctions 10Y Notes
Feb 09 10:10 Sweden Sek 0.75bn I/L bond auction
Feb 09 15:30 Sweden Details I/L bond auction on Mar 23
Feb 09 16:00 US Announces auctions of 30Y TIPS on Feb 16
Feb 09 16:30 Italy Details BTP/CCTeu auction on Feb 14
Feb 09 18:00 Italy Auctions 30Y Bonds
Feb 10 11:00 Belgium OLO auction
EUR/USD Pivot Points (Time Frame: 1 Day)
Name S3 S2 S1 Pivot R1 R2 R3