Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
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.
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.
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.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.