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.
Get ready for more insights by the Fed
The Federal Open Market Committee (the department of the Federal Reserve) will publish the meeting minutes on October 7 at 21:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
The FOMC meeting minutes is a detailed record of the previous meeting that happened on September 16. During the previous meeting, the Fed kept the interest rate at the lowest level and switched the forecasts for GDP and the unemployment rate to reflect the current downward trends. At the same time, the new policy of average inflation guidance was presented. Since then, the US dollar has got stronger, although it is still far from a recovery. If you want to see more detailed long-term forecasts from the Federal Reserve and trade the US dollar, wait for the release of the meeting minutes.
- If the Fed is not pessimistic, the USD will strengthen;
- If the Fed is pessimistic, the USD will weaken.
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.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.