The market sentiment is mixed. Let’s look at most interesting movements on the market today.
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.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.