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.
British inflation may send the GBP up
What will happen?
Great Britain will publish the Inflation Rate on October 20, at 09:00 MT time (GMT+3). This is a very important indicator that shows the change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers during the previous month.
Why is it important?
The inflation figures are very important. Based on their growth, the central bank of a country decides whether or not it needs to raise the interest rate. Therefore, the domestic currency rises as well.
In the picture below, you can see how bigger-than-expected CPI affected the performance of GBP/USD. The pair surged significantly.
How to trade on the British Inflation Rate?
It’s easy! Just compare the actual British Inflation Rate with the market forecast, which appears a few days before the report in the economic calendar.
- If the Inflation Rate is greater than the forecasts, the GBP will surge.
- Otherwise – fall.
Instruments to trade: GBP/USD, GBP/JPY, EUR/GBP
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All eyes are turning to the Federal Reserve and the US dollar. How to trade XAU/USD, EUR/USD, and GBP/USD?
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.