Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Greenback slumps on worries of American government shutdown
On Friday, the US currency dived versus other key currencies, amid concerns of a probable government shutdown on Saturday.
Market sentiment on the US dollar was quite vulnerable because American lawmakers were struggling to come to a compromise as for a federal budget deal on Thursday.
The evergreen buck has also been suppressed by worries that the global economic revival is going to outpace American surge and also help other key financial institutions, including the ECB to start unwinding loose monetary policy at a faster tempo.
Gauging the greenback’s value versus a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, the US dollar index slumped 0.13% hitting at 90.19.
The common currency ascended, with EUR/USD adding 0.15% reaching 1.2256, GBP/USD stood still at 1.3900.
The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc managed to grow, with USD/JPY sliding 0.25% to 110.82 and USD/CHF losing 0.18% being worth 0.9570.
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.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
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.