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Australian Retail Sales
|This is a very important economic indicator. It presents the earliest look at consumer spending data and allows to make predictions about the country’s GDP. This year, the Australian dollar has been under pressure. If global trade tensions escalate, it will suffer even more. As the Reserve Bank of Australia is not going to raise an interest rate in the near future, the AUD can be only supported by the positive economic data. Let’s look if the figures are positive at 4:30 MT time on April 4.|
The ECB statement and US unemployment claims will be out today. How the market will react?
The focus of traders’ attention shifted from concerns about the virus resurgence to hopes for a US stimulus package. As a result, the market sentiment improved, driving riskier currencies and stocks to the upside.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.