Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Greenback approaches two-year minimums versus euro after Draghi comments
On Friday, the American currency headed for weekly losses, fluctuating at its lowest levels versus the common currency in almost two years after what financial markets perceived as a hawkish clue from ECB Governor Mario Draghi.
However, the Australian dollar skidded versus the US dollar after quite dovish remarks from a Reserve Bank of Australia official.
The dollar index, assessing the evergreen buck versus a basket of six counterparts, didn’t change, sticking to 94.322, which is not far from its overnight drop of 94.090, its deepest outcome since August 2016.
The common currency caught its breath and stabilized at $1.1626 having climbed to $1.1659 on Thursday. That’s the euro’s loftiest value since August 2015.
The greenback rallied 0.1% versus the Japanese yen hitting 112.06, having touched an overnight minimum of 111.48, which is its lowest outcome since June 27.
The common currency added 0.1% versus its Japanese rival to 130.32 yen.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.