Wednesday will please traders as many economic indicators will be out! The USA, UK, and Euro Area will release PMI reports on June 23 from 10:15 to 16:45 MT.
All attention to pound
The Bank of England will deliver monetary policy and rate reports on Thursday at 09:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/GBP, GBP/USD, GBP/CAD, GBP/CHF
The Bank of England set the rate at a record low of 0.1% and the size of its bond-buying program at 745 billion pounds. UK officials claimed that the UK economic data were slightly better than expected in August. However, the outlook for the economy remains highly uncertain due to the rising coronavirus cases and Brexit developments. That’s why the BoE can still impose negative interest rates and expand its quantitative easing, which will push the pound down. Besides, the central bank claimed it won’t tighten monetary policy until the economy is stable, coronavirus is taken under control and inflation approaches the targeted 2%.
- If the bank gives optimistic guidelines, the GBP rises;
- If the bank has a pessimistic outlook, the GBP drops.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!
Great Britain will release retail sales for May on June 18, at 09:00 MT time. One cannot underestimate the importance of this indicator.
US PCE Price Index will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT.
Microsoft joined Apple in the $2 trillion dollar club! Follow PMI reports from the US, UK, and EU throughout the day!
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision on June 24 at 14:00 MT.