Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
EUR supported by the European Commission
The economic situation in the Eurozone is as bad as the ECB’s worst forecasts as reported by the bank’s president Christine Lagarde today. Nevertheless, the EUR is willing to overlook this news and pay more attention to the stimulus extension plans as the European Commission informs. The currency took that as a strong sign that hopes for a better recovery may be fulfilled and rallied against the USD and the GBP. That, however, may be just a temporary rise which will change no larger trend unless there is more fundamentally positive input. Watch for the resistance levels to be crossed or reverse the upswing and adjust your positions accordingly.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
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.
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.