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 stands still above one-week minimum
On Friday, the evergreen buck was intact against a basket of key currencies because focus shifted to American jobs data. Meanwhile, Donald Trump chose Fed Governor Jerome Powell to head the major US financial institution. The given decision didn’t appear to be unexpected for market participants.
On Thursday, Trump tapped Powell to lead the Fed, rejecting the second term for Janet Yellen, but nevertheless hinting at a continuation of her quite cautious monetary policy.
The US President’s decision turned to be in line with what traders had been actually expecting, and the US currency demonstrated quite limited reaction after the news.
The dollar index last kept to0 94.696, having grown from a one-week minimum of 94.411 hit on Thursday.
On Thursday, the evergreen buck had gone down after Republicans of the House of Representatives rolled out proposals to overhaul the tax code.
Against the Japanese yen, the greenback slid 0.1% being worth 113.94 yen, sliding below a 3-1/2 month maximum of 114.45 yen set last Friday. As for the common currency, it stood still at $1.1659.
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.
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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.