The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.9 per cent in July.
During the Friday trading session, the US Labor Department issued the employment data for July. Non-farm payrolls reached 157,000 new jobs, being lesser than the 190,000 expected by analysts, and was worst than the 248,000 jobs created in June. The unemployment rate for its part fell to 3.9% in July from 4% reported in June by the Labor Department. Despite these data, it is still not possible to reach the level reached in May, which reached 3.8%. Finally, Average Hourly Earnings increased to 0.3% in July from the 0.1% registered in June. The following question is how much will impact the increase in average earnings in the consumer confidence and inflation rate?
EURUSD in the 1-hour chart is consolidating between the daily pivot level and the first daily support. For long positions, we need to wait for the close above 1.16, with a profit target in the first daily resistance at 1.1640. Short positions should be valued if the price breaks and close below 1.1580 with a potential profit target in the second weekly support at 1.1544.
GBPUSD is testing as the support the lower HHL at 1.30103, a consolidation below this level could be a signal for more weakness. For short positions, the price should break and close below 1.30 level with a potential profit target in the lower low of July 19 at 1.2957. For long positions, the price must to break and consolidate above 1.3038 with a potential target in the weekly pivot level at 1.3130.
The USDCHF pair has moved bullish following the triangle pattern as a continuation structure. Currently, the pair is running between the first daily resistance and the daily pivot level. Long positions could be valued if the price breaks above 0.9960, with a potential profit target in the first weekly resistance at 0.9976. For short positions, the price must close under the daily pivot level at 0.9941, with a potential profit target in the confluence between the second daily support and the first weekly support at 0.99.
EURAUD is moving sideways between 1.5724 and 1.5782. Currently, the cross is testing the lower base of the range. A breakdown could drive to the EURAUD drop to the first weekly support at 1.5673. In the bullish scenario, the price could reach the second daily resistance at 1.5818.
GBPAUD is moving sideways testing the base of the lateral channel in the same way that EURAUD. The breakdown could trigger more falls with a potential target in the second weekly support at 1.7572. For the bullish case, the breakout above 1.7690 could lead the price to the potential profit in the daily pivot level at 1.7720.
The British index FTSE 100 is consolidating in the confluence zone between the second daily support and second weekly support. For short positions, the price should break below 7,551 pts., with a potential profit target in the third weekly support at 7,516 pts. For the reversal case, long positions should be valued if the price breaks above 7,590 pts, with a potential target in the next swing zone at 7,661 pts.
The DAX 30 is consolidating below the third daily support. In this case, it is highly probable that the price makes a reversal move, at least, to the first daily support located at 12,684 pts. For short positions, the price should close below 12,485 pts, with a potential target in the second weekly support at 12,348 pts.