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.
CHF: losing value
The Swiss franc is losing value, especially against the EUR and the USD: EUR/CHF rose to 1.090 and USD/CHF above 0.90.
Technically, that might be an excellent chance to enter the market. To do that, you will be looking for a bearish reversal/correction that will inevitably happen somewhere on the way. As we neither catch falling knives nor launching rockets, you’d wait until bulls stop pushing. Then, once you start seeing red candles, try to find confirmations that it’s going to be a reversal, and sell. Otherwise, the secondary plan is a temporary sideways move before the next upswing takes place – a series of shorter bearish candles may be a good indication for this scenario.
Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
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.