The most impactful releases of this week will fill the market with volatility and sharp movements. Be ready to take action!
Greenback nurses losses on weak US data
On Thursday, the evergreen buck nursed losses, following dismal American inflation data, which left traders wondering if the US major bank would be able to follow up its latest rate lift with another later in 2017.
Deepening political turmoil in the USA also applied pressure on the American currency as well as US Treasury yields. The Washington Post informed that Donald Trump is being currently investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for hypothetical obstruction of justice.
The dollar index, gauging the American currency versus a basket of six counterparts, dropped, trading at 96.915, although above its overnight minimum of 96.323, reached after dismal economic figures.
Against its Japanese rival the greenback shrugged off earlier losses and stood still at 109.54 yen, which is higher than Wednesday's eight-week minimum of 108.81 yen.
The common currency didn’t change, keeping to $1.1217, which is below a seven-month high of $1.1296 scaled overnight.
Oil prices are rising and Russia banned the export of its petrol. What's happening in the markets?
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.