The OPEC meeting and the US Nonfarm Payrolls rocked the market last week. The market is torn between optimism about the global economic recovery and concerns about the new coronavirus strains.
|Traders are impatiently waiting for the European Central Bank’s meeting on October 26. The regulator will publish its monetary policy decision at 14:45 MT time. The ECB President Mario Draghi will hold a press conference at 15:30 MT time.|
|The ECB is expected to announce reductions in its asset purchases. The euro has been strengthening on such expectations since the start of the summer. If the ECB fulfills the market’s expectations, the euro will retain strength. If the central bank disappoints, the euro will plummet.|
|Be ready to a spike in volatility during Mario Draghi’s press conference. If you decide to trade on this event, remember to apply the rules of risk management.|
The bullish movement in the stock market is gaining speed, and Bitcoin ETFs are closer than they might seem. What do we need to know for the next trading week?
The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).