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 as traders digest Fed statement
On Thursday, the evergreen buck didn’t change versus other key currencies because financial markets were still digesting the Fed’s fresh policy statement, simultaneously looking ahead to a string of American economic reports due later in the day.
In a widely anticipated move, the Fed had its interest rates increased to 1.50% by 0.25 basis points at its policy gathering on Wednesday.
Assessing the US currency’s strength versus a trade-weighted basket of six main currencies, the US dollar index was nearly intact sticking to 93.4, off a one-week minimum of 93.33 reached overnight.
The common currency was intact, with EUR/USD being worth 1.1821. Meanwhile, GBP/USD ascended 0.22% hitting 1.3447.
This month the euro zone reported its fastest surge in business activity in nearly seven years.
The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc decreased, with USD/JPY edging up 0.20% hitting 112.76. USD/CHF rallied 0.30% being worth 0.9884.
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.
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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.
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