Fed Chair Jerome Powell will testify today at 19:05 MT time. This event is crucial for traders as the tone of the speech may set the risk tone for the markets for the next two weeks.
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The US will release producer inflation figures at 15:30 MT time on September 12. PPI is an important indicator that measures the average change in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services over time. In July, this index was flat from a month earlier. Core PPI, which excludes the volatile food and energy categories, was up 0.1% in July from the prior month.
Traders always track the dynamics of the US PPI and use its release as an opportunity to trade on the news.
• If PPI growth is higher than expected, the USD will rise.
• If PPI growth is lower than expected, the USD will fall.
Non-farm payrolls, the most awaited economic report, will be out on March 5 at 15:30 MT time.
Australian GDP rose by 3.1%, exceeding analysts’ forecasts of 2.5%. The Australian dollar climbed after the release, but then joined its peers in falling against the USD.
Great news for oil bulls! OPEC and its allied producers agreed to expand output cuts for the next month.
The USD skyrocketed after Fed Powell’s speech. OPEC and allied producers agreed to extend production cuts for another month. Oil surged.
The European Central Bank publishes its monetary policy statement that includes an announcement of the interest rate on March 11, at 14:45 MT time.