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Trading Levels and Economic Reports for April 5, 2013

April 4th, 2013 Filed under Future Trading News | Comments Off on Trading Levels and Economic Reports for April 5, 2013


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1. Market Commentary
2. Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Economic Reports for Friday April 5, 2013

Hello Traders,

For 2013 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! 

Monthly unemployment report tomorrow or as we call it non farm payroll.


The report comes out at 7:30 AM central and is usually a market mover and increases volatility for the rest of the session.



Source Bureau of Labor Statistics (latest release)
Measures Percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month;
Usual Effect Actual < Forecast = Good for currency;
Frequency Released monthly, usually on the first Friday after the month ends;
Next Release May 3, 2013
Why Traders
Although it’s generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions;
Also Called Jobless Rate;


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