This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
Does the Fed have any surprises for the USD?
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish the meeting minutes on August 19, at 21:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY
The FOMC meeting minutes represents a detailed record of the FOMC's latest meeting. It reveals the economic and financial conditions of the US economy. Based on them, the Fed members make decisions on further steps regarding monetary policy and interest rates. During the previous meeting on July 29, the Fed announced that it would continue its bond purchases to support the economy. In the statement, the regulator also mentioned that the rate would stay as low as 0.25% until officials would be confident about the economy's stability. Let's see more details in the FOMC meeting minutes.
- If the Federal Reserve is pessimistic, the USD may weaken;
- If the Federal Reserve is optimistic, the USD may strengthen.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
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The RBA and the Bank of Canada will add volatility to the AUD and the CAD, while USD is expected to be boosted by the Non-farm payrolls.