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 slumps vs. yen, affected by North Korea worries and Fed outlook
On Wednesday, the US currency declined versus the Japanese yen, approaching a recent 4-1/2 month minimum, suppressed by simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula as well as comments by a Fed official about low American inflation.
The greenback tumbled 0.2% reaching 108.60 yen and hit a minimum close to 108.50 yen in early Asian trade.
On Tuesday, a top North Korean diplomat told that the isolated nation was ready to deliver more gifts to America.
Both the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc have ascended this week because geopolitical tensions resumed after on Sunday North Korea conducted a mighty nuclear test, thus affecting traders’ appetite for riskier assets.
The Swiss franc rallied approximately 0.1% being worth 0.9538 franc per greenback, with the franc having ascended 1.1% this week.
The common currency grew 0.1% trading at $1.1923, although staying below a 2-1/2 year maximum of $1.2070 reached the previous week.
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…