The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
American GDP and its impact on the USD
The USD has recently been ahead of other currencies. The main reason behind its strength was that the strength of the American economy in comparison with the economies of other advanced nations.
To continue its advance, the greenback needs more positive figures. That’s why traders will pay special attention to the key economic indicator called GDP. The second release this indicator for the months of April-June will take place at 15:30 MT time on August 29. The initial figures showed that the US economy had risen by 4.1%. That was a bit lower than the forecast number of 4.2%. Notice that this indicator often gets revised.
• If GDP growth is revised up, the USD will gain.
• If GDP growth is revised down, the USD will fall.
Today the Fed will make a policy statement at 21:00 GMT+3. This event will affect all the currency pairs with the USD and thus almost the all Forex market!
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…
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