Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
Does the AUD stand a chance?
The Australian NAB Business Confidence indicator will be announced at 02:30 MT time on Tuesday.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/JPY, AUD/CHF
Needless to say, Australia is not in the best company of circumstances now. Climate change keeps torturing the country by repeating statewide bushfires. At the same time, the coronavirus reduces the country’s most extensive source of trade income – China. No surprise, the last two monthly indicators were below 0, which means worsening economic conditions. Consequently, the AUD stands little chance against other currencies. Will the picture improve this week? Fundamentals say, unlikely. Still, there is always a factor of unexpected change. In the end, the market cannot know everything (if you like to know how well the market “knows” things, you can check our investigation on the Efficient Market Hypothesis).
- If the indicator is higher than predicted, the AUD will rise.
- If the indicator comes lower than the forecast, the AUD will fall.
The United States will publish the Initial Jobless Claims on Thursday, December 30, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
The United States will publish the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI on Thursday, January 6, at 17:00 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
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.