The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
ECB Meeting & Press Conference
|Traders are now extremely alerted to any comments from the European Central Bank as they expect the regulator to announce the scaling back of its 2.3 trillion-euro bond-buying program in September or October. That’s why the ECB meeting on September 7 will draw a lot of attention.|
|The minimum bid rate will be announced at 14:45 MT time and the regulator’s press conference will start at 15:30 MT time. The EUR made big moves the last time President Mario Draghi spoke with the press and there are all reasons to believe that there will be many trading opportunities this time as well.|
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.