The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.
Economic calendar: news for the GBP
Do you know that services sector accounts for 80% of the UK economy? British economy gets a lot from financial, IT and professional services. As a result, the country’s services index is even more important than its manufacturing index.
The UK services PMI will be out at 11:30 MT time on July 4. PMI stands for Purchasing Managers’ Index. It shows whether managers of British companies are optimistic or pessimistic about the future. A reading above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction. Traders also compare the actual index with its previous and forecast levels.
The difference between the forecast and the actual figure sets the currency market in motion. Many traders will open positions in GBP/USD and EUR/GBP after the release.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the GBP will rise.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the GBP will go down.
Stock significantly surged: S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached 6-week highs. The market sentiment may deteriorate today as Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine trails have been stopped because of the unexplained illness.
Riskier assets and gold ended last week with huge gains due to the weak US dollar’s performance. Let’s discuss what will drive the markets today.
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.