Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
EUR, USD, GBP: all attention to PMI reports
What will happen?
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day! What is PMI? Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is an indicator that measures the economic health of the manufacturing and services sectors. It is based on production, supplier deliveries, new orders, and the employment environment. If the indicator is higher than 50, it demonstrates the expansion of an industry, while an indicator below 50 signals a contraction.
How to trade on PMI?
Traders pay close attention to whether the real numbers exceed market expectations or not as it will have a huge impact on the currency.
- If the actual PMI data is higher than the forecasts, the currency will strengthen.
- If the actual PMI data is lower than the forecasts, the currency will weaken.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/USD
The volatility that the markets experienced last week promises the second tidal wave! What should your favorite assets anticipate during the first week of February?
The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
The US Markit will publish Flash Manufacturing and Flash Services PMIs (purchasing managers' indices) on June 23 at 16:45 GMT+3.
The Fed Chair Jerome Powell will testify on the Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report before the House Financial Services Committee on June 22-23 at 17:00 GMT+3.
Canada will publish Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on June 21 at 15:30 GMT+3.