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 in early Asia
On Tuesday, the Australian dollar sagged in early Asia, with no key regional data because market participants keep monitoring dollar weakness amid political turmoil in America.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7937, inching down 0.01%. Meanwhile, AUD/JPY reached 109.07, soaring 0.09%.
Estimating the greenback’s actual strength versus a basket of six main currencies, the US dollar index went down 0.39% being worth 93.00.
Overnight, the evergreen buck slumped versus global currencies amid a definite uptick in safe-haven demand, reacting to resumed geopolitical tension in the Korean Peninsula because US-South Korea military exercises already got underway.
The US currency lost ground versus safe-haven currencies, such as the Japanese yen as well as the Swiss franc after on Monday America and South Korea started their computer-simulated military exercises, potentially risking a reaction from Kim Jong Un, North Korean leader, who might consider such exercises as preparation for an invasion of his country.
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.