The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
Federal Reserve makes a decision
US central bank lifted the interest rate at the March meeting. The market expects at least two more rate hikes this year. The US dollar has already strengthened much, and the central bank has to increase the interest rate to make the greenback’s rally continue.
At the last meeting of the Federal Reserve in May, it hinted at a possible rate hike in June.
The Federal Reserve will release the rate statement at 21:00 MT time on June 13.
• If the Fed raises the interest rate, the USD will move up.
• If the Fed doesn’t increase the interest rate, the USD will lose momentum.
Moreover, the Federal Reserve will hold a press conference at 21:30 MT time. In the first part, its Chairman Jerome Powell will read a statement containing comments on the economic conditions that influenced the central bank’s decision. After that, he will answer the questions of the press. Answers will create a high volatility in the market. During the press conference, traders will get clues on the future policy of the Fed.
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.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.