The EUR made a significant rise on the news of the stimulus expansion. Will it last long?
BOE interest rate stays the same
The Bank of England (BOE) did not announce any major changes in its monetary policy during its today’s meeting. The interest rate stays at 0.75%, which is not a surprise for investors. All of the 9 Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members voted to hold the rate at the same level, as it was predicted. The committee stated, that any future changes of the interest rate depend on the next steps concerned Brexit deals with the EU. However, these changes will be applied gradually.
In other news, GDP estimate for the 3 quarter raised to 0.5% from 0.4% in August.
The GBP has been rising since September 5, and today didn’t manage to renew highs. As there were no major news expected, the pair GBP/USD was trading in the area around 1.3050.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand made announcements regarding its monetary policy. The NZD/USD dropped.
April seasonal patterns weren’t supposed to work, but somehow they did. Even a strong fundamental issue such as the global recession amid the coronavirus couldn’t overwhelm it. That’s why May seasonal patterns may work as well.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.