The U.S. dollar rose against most major pairs on Friday. Only the Japanese yen was able to gain against the mighty greenback. The FOMC statement eased concerns that the Fed would hint at a pause in its tightening of monetary policy.
The dollar is higher against major pairs on Friday after the release of the October U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report showed a massive 250,000 jobs gain and the fastest wage growth pace since 2009. U.S. fundamentals have been solid and boosted the U.S. dollar higher despite rising political risk ahead of the U.S. mid-terms next week.
The week of October 31 to November 4 will be one of the busiest on record. Central banks, employment and growth data will be published in the middle of the final stretch of the U.S. elections. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will release statements on late Monday EDT. The U.S. Federal Reserve will release its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement on Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 pm EDT. The Bank of England (BoE) Super Thursday on November 3 will kick off at 8:00 am EDT. The week will wrap up with the release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report on Friday, November 4 at 8:30 am EDT.