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Greenback fluctuates above 13-month minimum ahead of Fed verdict
On Wednesday, the American currency fluctuated above a 13-month minimum versus a basket of key currencies because market participants waited for the Fed’s policy statement for further clues on the timing of another monetary tightening.
The major US bank is generally expected to keep interest rates on hold at the two-day gathering to be concluded on Wednesday. Market participants will be watching for any signs on whether the bank might lift rates again in 2017, and when it will start paring its huge bond portfolio.
There’s some focus on the likelihood that the key US financial institution could drop a hint at September as the starting date for reducing the bank’s balance sheet. That’s what head of trading in Asia-Pacific for OANDA, Stephen Innes told in Singapore.
Versus the Japanese yen, the major American currency was intact sticking to 111.89 yen, holding revenues having soared 0.7% on Tuesday.
The common currency stood still at $1.1647.
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.