Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Bank of England Tries to Save the Pound
What will happen?
The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, will hold a speech on June 29 at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3). Traders usually scrutinize his public engagements to get clues regarding future monetary policy. As the central bank controls short-term interest rates, its head has more influence over the nation’s currency value than any other person.
Why is it important?
Volatility is a common thing during Andrew Bailey’s speeches. Although the last meeting in May didn’t bring volatility to the GBPUSD pair, it prepared the market for the next day’s PMI release. The governor pointed out that BOE is ready to raise the rates if the economy suffers. Thus, lower-than-expected PMI data (negative for the currency) crashed the pound against the USD by 1170 points. A one-lot trade would have brought you $1170.
How to trade on the BOE governor’s speech?
We expect the event to pave the way for GBP. Thus, further economic releases will have a greater impact on the currency.
- If the speech is more hawkish than expected – the GBP will strengthen.
- Otherwise, the pound is likely to fall lower.
Check the Economic Calendar.
Instruments to trade: GBPUSD, EURGBP, GBPCAD.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.