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.
Evergreen buck inches up as inverted yield fears recede
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck managed to go up due to the fact that bond gains rebounded, thus soothing fears over the health of the American economy despite dismal housing data.
Assessing the purchasing potential of the evergreen buck versus its main rivals the USD index went down by 0.2% ending up with 96.213.
The gain on the benchmark US 10-Year note accounted for 2.435%. Fears about an inverted bond gain receded because experts noted that inversions should last a long time to confirm a meltdown.
Still, downbeat data indicated a struggling housing sector in America that appears to be a major gauge of the American economy. As a matter of fact, housing starts decreased by approximately 8.7% to a seasonally-updated annual rate of about 1.162 million units in February, as the Commerce Department informed, which is quite below a consensus estimate for 1.213 million units.
Well, the numbers question whether the major US financial institution’s extended pause on rate lifts the previous week will help the struggling sector.
The major US bank has taken a step back on interest rates because Fed policymakers are greatly concerned about the global and domestic surge.
The evergreen buck managed to surge versus the safe-haven Japanese yen. The currency pair USD/JPY headed north by 0.05% showing 111.46.
The UK pound dived a bit because British lawmakers managed to take control of the Brexit process from the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May, thus giving green light to alternatives to the agreement Theresa May made with Brussels. The currency pair GBP/USD went up by about 0.1% being worth 1.3214.
In addition to this, the currency pair AUD/USD ralli9ed by up to 0.4% demonstrating an outcome of 0.7138. As for NZD/USD, it surged by 0.1% reaching 0.6909. Besides this, the Canadian dollar jumped. The currency pair USD/CAD dived by 0.1% hitting 1.3390, while EUR/USD slumped by 0.3% reaching 1.1278.
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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.