U.S. non-farm payrolls data in January unexpectedly beat expectations, spot gold fell, dollar index soared

On February 4, the number of non-farm payrolls in the United States increased by 467,000 in January, the largest increase since October last year, and was estimated at 150,000. The previous value of 199,000 was revised up to 510,000. The U.S. non-farm payrolls data in January was unexpectedly better than expected, and the dollar index soared more than 30 points to 95.62 in the short-term; spot gold fell by more than $10 in the short-term to $1,803.11 per ounce. (Financial Association)