The week isn’t yet over but so far, the US Dollar has gone up for 4½ days out of 4½. As we saw last Friday, it would be premature to celebrate too soon and a lot can happen in the final session of the week, especially one which brings the latest US labour market report. Ahead of this, the week ending December 2nd (which isn’t covered by today’s data) brought the third straight decline in claims and was the 144th consecutive week that claims remained below the 300,000 threshold. That is the longest such stretch since 1970, when the labour market was of course much smaller. According to a Reuters survey, non-farm payrolls probably increased by 200,000 in November after surging 261,000 in October. Job growth in October was boosted by the return to work of thousands of employees, mostly in low-wage industries like hospitality and retail, who had been temporarily dislocated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The unemployment rate is expected to remain steady at 4.1%. The US Dollar index has extended its gains to be up at 93.67; the highest level since November 21st and the S+P 500 index needs to add only another 15 points to be at a fresh all-time high. Assuming payrolls and earnings numbers close to consensus estimates and in the absence of any external shock, the USD should continue to find support.