The U.S. dollar slipped after a report showed the U.S. economy in March created the fewest jobs in six months. The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected last month, driven by hiring in construction and a recovery in full-time positions. Our USD/CAD short is in good shape after the data.

This is how trades today:


Trading strategy: Long

Open: 1.2220

Target: 1.2470

Stop-loss: 1.2140

Recommended size: 2.50 mini lots per $10,000 in your account

Short analysis: We opened EUR/USD long at 1.2220 yesterday. But the EUR/USD bulls remain under pressure. A close above the 14-day EMA (currently at 1.2301) would be an important bullish signal.



Trading strategy: Long

Open: 1.4010

Target: 1.4270

Stop-loss: 1.3900

Recommended size: 1.36 mini lots per $10,000 in your account

Short analysis: The GBP/USD broke the 30-DMA on Thursday, now at 1.3979, but bears failed to register a daily close below. A daily close below would be needed to weaken the market structure further. But the GBP/USD rebounded after weaker-than-expected U.S. NFP data. Our yesterday’s long at 1.4010 is already in profit.



Trading strategy: Await signal

Short analysis: The USD/JPY closed above an important resistance of 106.82 yesterday,38.2% retrace of the 110.40 to 104.56 (February to March) fall. But today’s U.S. NFP changed the market picture. We are looking for stronger signals before opening a new position here.



Trading strategy: Short

Open: 1.2900

Target: 1.2600

Stop-loss: 1.3050

Recommended size: 1.72 mini lots per $10,000 in your account

Short analysis: USD/CAD short is in progress, supported by solid Canadian jobs report. We remain short with the target at 1.2600.



Trading strategy: Buy

Open: 0.7660

Target: 0.7880

Stop-loss: 0.7555

Recommended size: 1.43 mini lots per $10,000 in your account

Short analysis: The pair struggles to make new lows ahead of 0.7625/55 support. Daily RSI has diverged on recent new lows while the trend line off 2016’s low and 76.4 Fib of 0.7501-0.8136 support as well. We went long at 0.7660.

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