USDJPY drops after disappointing U.S. private employment

USDJPY drops after disappointing U.S. private employment

usd1The USDJPY pair retreated after a report showing U.S. private employment unexpectedly dropped in April, raising expectations the Fed may postpone any rate hike.

U.S. ADP employment showed that jobs created by private employers rose 169,000, below March’s reading of 189,000. Analysts had estimated job addition of 199,000.

The data is disappointing before the release of the famous nonfarm payrolls data on Friday.

Recent reports from the world’s biggest economy signaled an ease in growth, to raise concerns recovery is losing momentum.

However, the NFP may show American employers added 227,000 in April, following a job creation of 126,000 in March.

As U.S. economic data worsens, investors predict to see a delay in the rise in the Fed’s borrowing cost until late this year or even in 2016.


The 4-hour chart reflects the fall in the pair after the release of the news, where it hit a new low of 119.51.

However, it recovered some of the losses to trade around 119.62, as it gained support from the 50% Fibo level.

The Stochastic Oscillator momentum indicator points to a fall in oversold areas.


Ahmed Mamdouh

Ahmed Mamdouh, Co-Founder and Head of English Fundamental Analysis at, with 7 years of experience in the financial markets. Mamdouh holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from The American University in Cairo and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from The Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

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