The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
A chance to trade the USD
The United States will release durable goods orders at 15:30 MT time on June 27. What is this strange thing and why does it matter to Forex traders?
To keep it simple, durable goods orders represent just another important piece of the US economic statistics. Durable goods are goods like automobiles, tools, etc. that have a long term of service. If manufacturers order a lot of such goods, it means that they are increasing their activity and will produce more. Production contributes to economic growth, so an increase in durable goods order is positive for the American currency. Do not miss this release if you trade USD!
- If the indicator is greater than the forecast, the USD will rise.
- If the indicator is weaker than the forecast, the USD will decline.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.