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US non-farm payrolls show us how many new jobs have been created over the previous month. Usually – although not always – this number is released on the first Friday of each month and brings with it a bout of volatility for assets like dollar crosses and US equity indices.

Recent growth in the US economy means that job creation has been prolific and unemployment is at a record low. However, any suggestion that this isn’t being sustained will call into question the Federal Reserve’s ability to keep hiking interest rates. If this happens, expect the dollar to sell off across the board.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Michael Morton

Michael Morton

Michael has worked within the Financial Industry for more than 20 years. Starting out as a financial analyst, he has extensive experience working with fund management groups and brokerages.

With an interest in Stocks and Shares, Funds, ETFs and Commodities, his investment focus is medium to long term gains, with the objective of financial security on retirement, and building wealth for his young children for their adult life. His broker of choice is Hargreaves Lansdown.

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