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 shows moderate gains in Asia
On Tuesday, the Australian dollar posted a mild rebound because Australia’s key bank held rates intact and also pointed to wages as well as house prices as areas of focus because market participants look ahead to Donald Trump’s remarks in South Korea.
The Reserve Bank of Australia issued its latest interest rate verdict and left its benchmark cash rate at 1.50% just as anticipated, hinting it’s monitoring the housing market and a strengthening Australian dollar is actually restraining price pressures.
The currency pair USD/JPY hit 113.87, soaring 0.15%, AUD/USD reached 0.7694, gaining 0.03%. As for GBP/USD, this currency pair added 0.04% being worth 1.3176.
A bit earlier in Japan, average cash earnings tacked on 0.9% versus a 0.6% revenue expected for September.
Measures the greenback’s value against a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, the US dollar index managed to grow 0.02% being worth 94.64.
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.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
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.