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 outlook: January 2 - 5
On Friday, the evergreen buck sagged to its lowest value for more than three months versus a basket of the other key currencies on the final market day of 2017, and reported its largest annual percentage dive since 2003.
Measuring the greenback’s value versus a trade-weighted basket of six key currencies, the US dollar index edged down to 91.83, which is the weakest reading since September 22.
For the year, the index has lost 9.8%, which is the biggest annual percentage sag since 2003.
The index actually started 2017 at a 14-year maximum, underpinned by expectations for Donald Trump’s pro-surge economic agenda. However, barring a sweeping tax overhaul enacted the previous week, the Trump administration has struggled to have legislation passed.
The evergreen buck also lagged notwithstanding the Federal Reserve’s rate lifts amid increased investor hopes for other key financial institutions to reduce their stimulus.
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.
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.
2022 was rough: inflation, energy crisis, and plenty of other controversial situations…