The market has behaved very erratically today. I reckon somebody got some inside news of the poor data at 10.00 am NY time in advance. That explains the huge bounce from the lows after NFP.
At the same time my platform IG Markets simply stopped responding at the time of the 10 am data. I wanted to close my positions but the screen simply didn’t respond. I have a feeling this kind of behaviour is programmed into the platforms, to protect the broker and screw the trader. It cost me over 20 pips in EU, 10 pips in UJ, and 10 pips in GU by the time I managed to close my positions. Here is the final score:
USDJPY: closed long at 99.00, +173 pips
EURUSD: closed short at average 1.3125, -49 pips
GBPUSD: closed short at 1.5576, -3 pips.