The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
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
Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
The European Central Bank will make its policy statement on July 22 at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…
Hong Kong stock index extended a decline sparked by China’s tech crackdown. Tesla posted better-than-expected results. Jump in!
This week Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Pfizer, and other large US companies will deliver earnings reports…