Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Aussie declines as Q2 GDP is shy of hopes
On Tuesday, the Australian dollar relieved in Asia because GDP figures for the second quarter were moderately below hopes and the evergreen buck held weaker versus the Japanese yen notwithstanding dismal wages data from Tokyo with market participants monitoring North Korea for further signs it could test on September 9, which could suggest a response to employ anti-missile technology just to put it down.
Australia’s GDP for the second quarter leapt 0.8%, which is below the 0.9% rise observed on quarter and also a 1.8% leap at an annual tempo, below the 1.9% jump expected.
Japan posted average cash earnings went down 0.3%, versus a revenue of 0.5% on year expected for August.
The currency pair USD/JPY hit 108.75, sliding 0.06%, AUD/USD reached 0.7992, declining 0.05%.
Overnight, the US currency was pressured because soaring tensions between America and North Korea kept demand for safe haven currencies intact.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.