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.
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.
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The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.