The Bitcoin “death cross” has occurred. The S&P 500 rallied the most in five weeks! Crude oil and gold jumped as the US dollar weakened.
FOMC Meeting Minutes: a chance for the USD strength?
What will happen?
The Federal Open Market Committee (a department of the Federal Reserve) will publish the detailed record of the recent meeting on February 17 at 21:00 MT time. It will provide insights into the economic and financial conditions which affected policymakers' opinion.
How to trade on the FOMC Meeting Minutes?
During the previous meeting, no changes to the monetary policy were made by the Federal Reserve. Given the current weakness of the USD, traders will pay particular attention to the outlook as well as to the possible hints on further decisions. If traders get a confirmation of an improvement of US economic conditions, the USD will get a bid.
- If the FOMC is optimistic, the USD will rise;
- If the FOMC is pessimistic, the USD will fall.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
Wednesday will please traders as many economic indicators will be out! The USA, UK, and Euro Area will release PMI reports on June 23 from 10:15 to 16:45 MT.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!
US PCE Price Index will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT.
Microsoft joined Apple in the $2 trillion dollar club! Follow PMI reports from the US, UK, and EU throughout the day!
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision on June 24 at 14:00 MT.