The higher-than-expected inflation data for January has reignited concerns about rising prices and its implications for Federal Reserve policy. While investors had anticipated rate cuts in the near term, the hot inflation print may delay such actions. As the Fed navigates the delicate balance between containing inflation and...
CPI release will decide the next FOMC step
2023-07-12 • Updated
Today's focus is on the US CPI data, which experts believe will be better than expected. The forecasted US CPI m/m is 0.3%, and y/y is 3.1%, a positive sign for the market as the Fed's inflation target is 2%. Even a strong inflation reading may lead to one more interest rate hike, keeping traders somewhat worried. The reaction of the 2-year Treasury yield and the dollar index will indicate the Fed's next move. With inflation slowing down, the path of least resistance for the US equity market is skewed to the upside.
US DOLLAR - D1 Timeframe
The US Dollar on the daily timeframe has reached a significant mark. As the chart highlights, the demand zone presents a reliable point of interest for a likely reversal in the price action toward the resistance trendline. If the CPI figures are higher-than-expected, this is likely the course of movement on the Dollar.
GBPUSD - D1 Timeframe
The upward movement of GBPUSD has been a steady climb in a channel pattern which seems to now be approaching a key area of resistance. As shown in the attached chart, the supply zone has further confluence from the resistance trendline and could be a turning point for the bullish price action - should the CPI favor the Dollar, as I mentioned earlier.
EURUSD - D1 Timeframe
EURUSD is another likely candidate for a brilliant reversal stunt. We currently see price trading within the supply zone right next to a major pivot level from the Weekly timeframe. Based on this and the likelihood of a positive CPI outcome for the Dollar, I would look for opportunities to short the market, possibly to the support trendline.
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