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 firm, although its funding costs head north ahead of year-end
On Monday, the evergreen buck was nearly intact versus other key currencies in holiday-thinned trade, while the cost of swapping the Japanese yen for the US currency leapt because financial institutions scrambled for raising dollars for the year-end period.
The greenback showed 113.30 yen in Asian trade, hardly getting traction from positive American economic data issued on Friday.
American consumer spending speeded up in November, while shipments of major capital goods orders soared for the 10th straight month.
In November, the Fed’s preferred inflation measure, which is the personal consumption expenditures price index excluding volatile energy and food prices, added 0.1% for an annual soar of 1.5%, speeding up from 1.4% in October.
The data actually assisted in pushing the two-year American yield to a nine-year maximum of about 1.899% and also dollar interest rate futures to price in more than two rate lifts in 2018 for the first time.
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.