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 is backed by US data tonic
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck hoarded hefty revenues after sturdy American retail data put a Federal Reserve rate lift back on the agenda. Meanwhile, Asian equities grew because tensions in the Korean peninsula relived a bit.
The break in North Korean threat as well as counter-threat turned to be enough for South Korean equities KS11 to gain 0.5%, although they were still short of a record maximum hit the previous month.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks tacked on 0.1%, Japan's Nikkei N225 was intact.
On Tuesday, the Dow had concluded with a 0.02% leap. The S&P 500 sank 0.05% and the Nasdaq went down 0.11%.
The US currency rallied to its highest value versus a basket of key currencies for three weeks and it was last keeping to 93.849.
The common currency sank to $1.1736, although it had gained firm support around $l.1686 overnight.
The British pound tumbled too after UK inflation numbers were below forecast, thus breaching major support levels against both the common currency and greenback. The pound last hit $1.2863, having lost 1.1% during the previous session.
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.
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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
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.