The Australian Employment Change release today is highly focused release which gives a glimpse into current Australian economy. A strong release with full-time employment is obviously positive for the AUD, therefore we’d only take a trade if and when we get to our tradable deviation.
8:30pm (NY Time) AU Employment Change Forecast 20.3K Previous -6.4K
8:30pm (NY Time) AU Unemployment Rate Forecast 5.9% Previous 5.9%
DEVIATION: 25K (BUY AUD @ +45.3K / SELL AUD @ -4.7K)
The Trade Plan
The deviation that we are looking for is at least of 25K. Historically a 25K~30K of difference has produced about 40~50 pips of movement in the direction of the difference about 75% of the time. Expect to see the effect of this news to last minimum 45 minutes to 2 hours; typical news effect should last under 2 hours. One other important news to pay attention to is the Unemployment Rate, which is expected to remain at 5.9%. If we don´t get a conflict with the Employment Change, then we will proceed with the trading plan.
We´ll look to trade this using after news retracement trading method, we´ll wait for the market to retrace and stay out of the market during the release time. If we get a +45.3K of release, our bias will be to BUY AUD against other currencies; if we get a -4.7K of release, our bias will be to SELL AUD against stronger currencies. We´ll only enter after we see a decent retracement from the initial spike and if we get those release numbers…
For more information on my trading methods: https://www.currencynewstrading.com/how-to-get-started-with-news-trading/
I’d recommend to use the Recommended Pairs from above as they are based on my CSM, which should provide the best combination of currency pairs to trade based on better/worse news… of course, you can also trade the default pair: AUDUSD.
Outlook score is derived from market sentiment, focus, and economic indicators for the currency. It represents the long-term trend of the currency and its market perception. In short, a strong Outlook Score means more long-term demand for the currency, and a weak Outlook Score is the opposite.
“Measures the change in number of employed people during the previous month. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation´s currency. Job creation is an important indicator of economic health because consumer spending, which is highly correlated with labor conditions, makes up a large portion of GDP.”