Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Greenback goes down as market sentiment fluctuates
On Friday, the evergreen buck went down versus the other key currencies because market participants were still cautious reacting to a terrorist attack in Spain, while American political tensions kept dampening demand for the US currency.
White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn debunked rumors of his probable departure late Thursday. Nevertheless, ascending opposition to Trump’s positions have powered worries over the administration’s capability to implement its political agenda.
The greenback was suppressed after the minutes of the Fed’s July policy gathering published on Wednesday revealed that members of the key bank are still divided over the necessity to lift interest rates further in 2017.
The Japanese yen and Swiss franc ascended, with USD/JPY tumbling 0.48% hitting 109.05 and with USD/CHF declining 0.25% trading at 0.9607.
The currency pair EUR/USD went up 0.30% being worth 1.1759, drifting away from the previous session’s three-week minimum of 1.1662. Meanwhile, GBP/USD tacked on 0.26% hitting 1.2901.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.