The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
Euro Area’s CPI Flash Estimate
|Euro area’s annual inflation was 1.3% in July 2017, stable compared with June. Although this reading seems to be much higher than 0.2%, which was recorded a year ago, there’s still a growing unease that inflation remains inexplicably low.|
|As the European Central Bank is getting closer to exit from its excessive monetary stimulus program, inflation figures from the euro zone will become even more important than before. CPI growth has to increase for the ECB to start reducing stimulus and for the EUR to keep gaining. That’s why you need to pay great attention to the region’s CPI release at 12:00 MT time on September 29. There will be trading opportunities for the EUR.|
The USD continues dipping, while the GBP is rising on hopes for the Brexit deal done today.
US stocks and oil slipped as Donald Trump threatened not to sign a long-awaited stimulus bill into law. The market sentiment had been already fragile, and Trump’s comments worsened it even more.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.