Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Australian dollar gives up some early revenues after China GDP
On Monday, the Australian dollar gave up some early revenues as China’s GDP came in better than expected a for the first quarter and the greenback sagged on a trade-weighted basis as American Vice President Mike Pence headed to the ceasefire line on the Korean peninsula dubbed the de-militarized zone or DZB for short.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit at 0.7586, ascending 0.11% with markets in Australia unavailable for Easter Monday. The currency pair USD/JPY reached 108.26, slumping 0.36%.
The US dollar index, measuring the greenback’s actual value against a trade-weighted basket of six main currencies, tumbled 0.21%, showing 100.28, which is close to a five-month minimum.
The previous week, the vast majority of key markets were unavailable for Good Friday, with the major American currency up against a basket of key currencies on Thursday, thus mounting a revival from its tumble in the previous session and following Trump’s statement that the greenback was too strong, while mostly positive economic data drove market sentiment.
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.