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 stabilizes ahead of Fed
On Wednesday, public holidays along with the approach of the Fed’s monetary policy statement are keeping a tight lid on foreign exchange movements, with the common currency holding on to most of its profits after a firmer-than-anticipated first quarter GDP report on Tuesday.
With EU and Japanese markers closed, the US major bank’s statement as well as Fed Chair Jerome Powell's subsequent press conference will most probably overshadow everything else on Wednesday.
A decision to keep official rates intact appears to be a foregone conclusion. Therefore, market focus will probably be on the Federal Reserve’s interpretation of the previous week’s GDP report. Experts argued that the underlying dynamic of the American economy happened to be weaker than the suggested annualized surge figure of 3.2%, although not weak enough to guarantee cutting interest rates.
The common currency was worth $1.1223, surpassing Tuesday’s outcome by about 0.1% against the backdrop of suspicions that the Eurozone GDP report on Tuesday might not have been as firm as it looked.
Aside from that, the UK pound was staying above $1.3000.
Estimating the greenback’s purchasing potential versus its main rivals the USD index was worth 97.205, standing still.
In addition to this, the probability of China and America striking a trade deal has increased following reports that America had dropped one of its major demands, which is its insistence that China should cease alleged instances of cyber-theft. As some sources state, it has made a watered-down trade agreement more real.
Negotiations can’t resume indefinitely, and both sides require a win. Experts added that American leader might not always obtain he wants.
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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.