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Thursday, 6 August 2020

How To Trade Nonfarm Payroll-NFP

Nonfarm Payroll and the Pullback strategy.


What is NFP?

Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) is an economic indicator for the United States economy. It presents the number of jobs added excluding the agriculture sector (farm employees), government employees, private household and those of NGOs.

NFP new outbreak generally cause broad movement in the forex market. The news is released every first Friday of each month at 8:30 AM ET and 13:30 PM CAT.

What You Need to Know About NFP and Forex

  • It creates high volatility in the forex market.
  • Measures net changes in employment jobs.
  • FX traders use economic calendar to prepare for NFP release.

How Does NFP Affects The Forex Market?

NFP is released by the Labor Statistics Bureau and release can be seen on an economic calendar. It is a great indicator for the current state of an economy.

Employment is a great tool for the Fed Reserve Bank. When unemployment is high, policy makers tend to have an expansionary monetary policy (boost low interest rates). The goal of expansionary monetary policy is to increase economic output and employment as well.

If unemployment rate is higher than usual, its obvious the economy is below its potential and policy makers will try to stimulate it. It lowers interest rates and reduces demand for USD.

Forex traders are ears-up of NFP data release. Traders should know that due to sudden increase in volatility, spreads do too and increased spreads can also lead to margin increase.

Currency Pairs are Most Affected by NFP

The NFP is a USD indicator, so your currency pairs include EURUSD, USDCHF, USDCAD, GBPUSD, AUDUSD, USDCHF, USDJPY and may others. Some pairs not even related to the NFP also show some mean volatility so traders should be aware.

Due to the volatility nature of the NFP, kingofpips of the Cameroon Online School of Forex urge traders around the world to use the pull-back strategy rather than breakout strategy. With the pull back strategy, traders should wait for a retrace before entering a trade.
Pullback strategy
NFP and pullback strategy

Points to Take Home

  1. NFP release is accompanied with high volatility and increased spreads.
  2. Currency pairs nit related to the USD could also be affected and spreads widened.
  3. Finally NFP is released every first Friday of the Month.
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CMRFOREX-Cameroon Online School of Forex, 2020. 

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