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Big day for Forex market
The FOMC will make a statement on September 16 at 21:00 MT time!
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD; USD/JPY; GBP/USD; USD/CAD
This report is significant as the Fed uses it as a primary tool for communication with investors about the future monetary policy. It includes their decision over interest rates and support measures, which are especially important in times of the coronavirus crisis. They also tell what economic circumstances have led to their resolutions.
Later on, the FOMC will hold a press conference, where officials answer unprepared questions. Therefore, they may unveil some hints for investors, which in turn will lead to fresh market volatility. Market participants usually focus on the overall tone of the statement.
- If the Fed is pessimistic and predicts the recovery slower than expected, the USD will decline.
- Otherwise, if the Fed is optimistic and says that the recovery goes along with expectations or even better, the USD will rise.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.