The US showed strong retail sales for August despite the spread of the Delta virus strain. As a result, the US dollar rocketed and gold dropped by 2286 points in half an hour after the release.
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.
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Quadruple witching is gone and now there are no reasons for the market to hinder. From banks statements and economic data to gas storage reading and Fed’s Powell speech – get ready for active trading.