This indicator reflects changes in the number of employed workers in the U.S. non-agricultural sector. In the trader’s environment, its publication is viewed as one of the most significant events that causes great volatility in financial markets.
Growth of retail sales figures reflects a good state of customer demand and positive dynamics of economic development of the country. In this research, we will examine the relationship between retail sales changes and the related changes in exchange rates of national currencies.
We will estimate the effectiveness of popular investment strategy “Sell in May and go away”: share buy is at the end of October/the beginning of November with a subsequent sale at the end of April/the beginning of May.