The crypto market keeps recovering. Bitcoin has broken above $57,000. The way up to $60,000 is open now!
ECB report is in focus
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/GBP
The European Central Bank expanded its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) by an additional €500 billion and extended it to 2022 during its meeting in December and left the rate at a record low of 0.0%. The purpose of those actions was to support the EU's struggling economy amid the Covid-19 crisis. Indeed, the resurgence of new cases in Europe has pressed the Eurozone into a double-dip recession. Economic indicators showed that the EU economic activity slightly improved at the start of 2021, but these levels are well below pre-pandemic ones. Besides, Brexit is having an impact too. Since the ECB extended its bond-buying program until 2022, we shouldn’t expect any major changes this year, but who knows!
- If the ECB confirms more easing needed, the EUR will fall.
- If the ECB doesn’t change its attitude, the EUR will rise.
The upcoming CPI and the earnings season are the main events in the focus of traders next week. Check out more!
The market sentiment is risk-off. Stocks are falling, while the safe-haven US dollar is edging higher. Meanwhile, oil advanced after the OPEC meeting.
The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Great Britain will publish the Inflation Rate on October 20, at 09:00 MT time (GMT+3).
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?