The volatility that the markets experienced last week promises the second tidal wave! What should your favorite assets anticipate during the first week of February?
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.
The Bank of England will announce its policy statement on December 16, Thursday, at 14:00 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time). It will affect all the pairs with the British pound.
The US central bank, Federal Reserve, will announce its decision on further monetary policy on December 15 at 21:00 MT.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on July 8, at 15:30 MT time.
The Federal Open Market Committee, a committee within the Federal Reserve, will reveal a detailed record of the central bank’s last meeting on July 6 at 21:00 MT.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will announce its cash rate and make a statement about future rate policy on Tuesday, July 5, at 07:30 MT.