The U.S. dollar fell against major pairs on Friday despite a strong June jobs report due to the impending start of tariffs against Chinese goods and the retaliation from the Asian nation on U.S. exports. The U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs and wages rose 0.2% but it is the threat of trade war escalation that put pressure on the U.S. currency.
The Aussie/U.S. dollar currency pair made a strong and firm break below the 0.7512 bearish level and the lower corrective channel line. The U.S. dollar/Swiss franc currency pair is trading higher today, unfolding a nice and clear bullish structure from the 0.9786 low.
Apart from the eagerly anticipated announcement from President Trump on whether the United States will pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, one of the most highly awaited events in the economic calendar this week will be the latest interest rate decision from the Bank of England (BoE).
The euro, in particular, has been very strong over the past several months amid speculation that the ECB would end its QE purchases programme earlier than expected due to consistent improvement in Eurozone data and higher rates of inflation.
Oil prices pulled back after Brent crude hit its $70 per barrel objective and Chinese crude oil imports hit a record high but was a bit shy of expectations, but still strong as global demand is surging, global supply is falling and then there is the dollar.