When trading digital options there will be a large variety of indicators, data reports, events, and additional information that traders can analyze in order to predict the direction of price movement. One of the more important data reports within the United States each month is the Non-Farm Payroll (or NFP). This report can help to provide substantial profits to those who understand how to apply the information to investment situations.
The Non-Farm Payroll report is created by, documented and reported on by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report is published on the 1st Friday of every month and provides us with the overall volume of paid employees within the USA. The report excludes farm employees, private domestic employees, basic government employees and individuals employed by non-profit organizations that supply services to individuals.
The report is utilized to assist government policy creators and economists in determining the present condition of the economy and forecast upcoming degrees of economic activity. The number released to the public is the variance in the NFP report from the past month that reveals the total number of jobs that were added or dropped. The report incorporates statistics on the typical work week and the typical weekly income of all NF employees.
The key financial assets impacted by the NFP are the USD currency and Gold commodity. If you trade with either or both of these assets then you should be mindful of when the data will be released, what the forecast numbers are, and what the real numbers are. If you make use of an economic calendar, then you’ll always be reminded of the date of the release and know what the forecast and actual reading is.
Job creation functions as the primary gauge of consumer spending, which makes up the bulk of economic activity. A higher than anticipated reading should be viewed as as a bullish indicator for the U.S. dollar and Gold. A lower than anticipated reading needs to be viewed as a bearish indicator for the two. Asset prices may change quickly when NFP is reported so extreme caution for the beginner trader is recommended. Even so, these price movements may be very lucrative for any trader that understands how understand these shifts and make the most of them.