The most impactful releases of this week will fill the market with volatility and sharp movements. Be ready to take action!
Greenback goes down versus yen notwithstanding bullish data
On Thursday, the dollar slumped in Asia notwithstanding bullish GDP data because the anti-risk yen was pushed up by the soaring geopolitical tensions. Due to the fact Japan appears to be a net creditor country, the Japanese yen is often picked up as a safe-haven asset in times of uncertainty.
Tracking the American currency versus a pack of sic major counterparts, the US dollar index was last seen at 89.66, sinking 0.11%, trying the 90 level and reviving from a one-month minimum of 88.59 reached on Tuesday.
In the fourth quarter the American GDP rallied at a 2.9% annual rate, surpassing the anticipated outcome of 2.5%.
This week North Korea’s diplomatic moves were closely watched. Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un considered meeting with him. In May, the US-North Korea is expected to take place.
The currency pair USD/JPY dived 0.21% coming up with a result of 106.62. This pair managed to overleap the 106 mark the first time this week having reached a fresh minimum of 104.60 on Tuesday.
Besides this, Japanese media informed that Kim Jong-un’s seeking negotiations with Japan. Most probably the meetings might take place right after the summit with America.
Market participants are also waiting the Tokyo basic CPI data as well as February’s industrial output data to be released on Friday.
China has confirmed that on Wednesday Kim visited this Asian country and met with its leader Xi Jinping. Kim told that he relished a thought of giving up nuclear weapons.
Additionally, the currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7657, ending up with 0.07%. It headed south to 0.7645 on Thursday in Asia, which is the lowest value since December 18.
Next week a rate decision will be announced by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Today's main event for the markets is the FOMC Interest Rate Decision, where the US regulator is widely expected to keep the interest rate at the same level of 5.5%.
In today's market insights, we delve into Citibank's oil price predictions, the evolving competition between Huawei and Apple, the Saudi Arabia-Tesla partnership, and the upcoming rate decisions from the world's major central banks.
It will be the hottest week of September, with four central banks’ meetings, five PMI releases, and a lot to trade.