Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Greenback grows versus yen having dropped on US political turmoil
On Monday, the major US currency ascended early Asia, drifting away from the four-month minimum versus the Japanese yen reached in the previous session on worries that White House personnel changes will affect Donald Trump's ability to pass tax reform as well as stimulus measures.
Market participants looked ahead to the Fed’s annual major banking symposium held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Thursday and Friday.
The evergreen buck gained 0.1% getting to 109.265 yen, having tumbled to 108.605 yen on Friday, which is its lowest reading since late April.
It definitely shrugged off the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index that rose to its strongest value for seven months in August, showing confidence in the outlook for the American economy and also in personal finances because the American stock market holds close to record maximums.
Meanwhile, the single currency was intact on the day versus its key rivals at $1.1751 and 128.39 respectively.
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.
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.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.