If you pay close attention to price action the week of Non Farm Payroll it should help you to analyze the market and look for a potential trade set up into the news release if that is your thing. Instead of waiting for a "random walk", using a straddle trade or taking a 50/50 directional trade you can get a sense of the "intention of the market". All week long SMART MONEY sets up the market into Non Farm Payroll. In today's computer age with algorithms running the show you can expect an initial move one way then a mean reversion move followed by the real "intentional" move after most Retail traders are already stopped out and on the sidelines. If you know what to look for you can trade off of "the wall" and stay calm when the fireworks start at 8:30 am EST USA.
If surfing is your thing the best waves come during Non Farm payroll. The first tsunami wave comes in followed by another and then the real move of the day starts and by 11:30 am EST USA the trading day is usually done as New York traders head to Ray's Pizza for lunch and its back into consolidation as SMART MONEY sets up for the next trading week.