Its almost like hitting a fastball. You're timing and read need to be dead on.
It's like any other sport. Takes practice. I remember back in the days reading some old time traders blogs'... people with like 12 years of experience giving reference at stock and forex trading as being a sport or any other complicated profession. I specially remember them saying it takes years to become a doctor or professional basketball player... it's the same thing with forex. Image all the work involved and stress in jobs like jet pilots, brain surgeons etc. ....you gotta put some work and good will in it
guess they decided to realease the news a couple minutes early.
it's always like this with this type of news stinger quote from forexfactory.com "Data is given to Thomson Reuters subscribers 2 minutes before the public release time listed on the calendar - early market reaction is usually a result of trades made by these subscribers. Above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction. Full reports are only available via subscription;"
you can get more details on any given news by clicking the little ''details'' icon... I discovered it recently too