Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Euro declines to day’s minimums as ECB tapering expectations weaken
On Wednesday, the common currency tumbled to the day’s minimums, following reports that ECB President Mario Draghi won’t deliver any fresh monetary policy message at the Fed’s Jackson Hole conference.
The currency pair EUR/USD deceased 0.23% being worth 1.1707, tumbling from 1.1723 reached earlier.
The given report tempered hopes that the EU’s key bank is actually moving closer to unveil plans to scale back its monetary stimulus program.
Anticipation had been mounting ahead of the speech that’s due to occur on August 25 amid hopes that Draghi would point to a definite shift in ECB policy.
The common currency was a touch lower versus the British pound, with EUR/GBP slumping 0.12% being worth 0.9107.
At the same time the common currency retraced revenues versus the Japanese yen, with the currency pair EUR/JPY last trading at 129.77, edging down from an overnight peak of 130.4.
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.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
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.