The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
5 important things this week will bring us
- Australia’s quarterly CPI and trimmed mean CPI – (Wed, 02:30 MT (00:30 GMT)) - The release is significant as the country publishes its inflation report only once per quarter. Both indicators increased by 0.4% in the previous quarter. These time we anticipate a repeat of these numbers. If the actual figures are higher, the AUD will be supported.
- FOMC statement and press conference – (Wed, 21:00 and 21:30 MT (19:00 and 19:30 GMT)) – Last time the Federal Reserve raised its interest rate to 2.5% but lowered its projections for 2019. The Fed hinted two rate hikes instead of three announced earlier. In addition, the Federal Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged the slowdown and made cautious comments on rising interest rates. Analysts anticipate no changes to the current monetary policy by the Fed, however, the comments by the Fed Chair Mr. Powell may add volatility to the USD.
- Canada’s monthly GDP – (Thu, 15:30 MT (13:30 GMT)) – The economic growth of the country outperformed the expectations in the previous month. It increased by 0.3% (vs. 0.2% expected). It made the CAD stronger. Will it happen again? We will see on Wednesday.
- US Non-farm employment change – (Fri, 15:30 MT (13:30 GMT)) – One of the most anticipated indicators is forecast to decline by 165 thousand payrolls. If the actual level is higher, the USD will rise.
- US ISM manufacturing PMI – (Fri, 17:00 MT (15:00 GMT)) - The manufacturing purchasing managers index will reach the 54.3 points, according to experts. This release may provide another wonderful opportunity to trade the greenback.
- The trade negotiations between the US and China will continue on January 30-31. The two sides haven't reached an agreement yet, despite the intensive discussions during the previous round of talks in Beijing. Some experts think the countries are far away from the final agreement. If the deal is reached, this event will be welcomed by the market.
- The challenge for the British Prime Minister Theresa May continues as the series of votes in Parliament this week may decide her Brexit deal’s destiny. The UK Parliament will vote on changes to the current Brexit deal with the EU on Tuesday. The debates are expected on Wednesday. In case of the unfortunate outcome, she could be forced to suspend the Brexit or sent back to Brussels to negotiate the impossible.
- The partial shutdown of the US government ended. However, if President Donald Trump and the leaders of the Congress can’t strike a budget deal by the middle of February which includes funding for a border wall, the government may be shut again.
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
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S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
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