Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
British pound dives to day’s minimums on UK inflation data
On Tuesday, the British pound went down to the day’s minimums versus the evergreen buck due to slowing inflation in December, which slowed for the first time for six months, hinting that the country’s cost of living squeeze relieved.
The currency pair GBP/USD reached 1.3756, drifting away from Monday’s maximums of 1.3819, which is the strongest value since Britain’s vote to break up with the European Union in June 2016.
The consumer price index dived to an annual rate of 3% the previous month, as the Office for National Statistics informed, sliding from November’s six-year maximum of 3.1% and reporting the first descend since June.
The given outcome turned to be in line with experts’ estimates.
Underlying inflation, stripping out food as well as energy costs, cooled more than anticipated to 2.5% from 2016.
The British pound was intact versus the common currency, with EUR/GBP showing 0.8888.
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.