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, capped by diving long-term American yields
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck didn’t change against its peers, being capped because US Treasury yields didn’t manage to ascend notwithstanding soaring investor risk appetite in broader financial markets.
Against a basket of six crucial currencies the US dollar index was intact, keeping to 93.941.
Evidently, the US dollar index rebounded from a one-week maximum of 94.165 overnight after a leap triggered earlier this week by a dropping euro stalled because long-term US Treasury yields kept going down.
The US currency was a bit lower at 112.280 yen, having dropped overnight from a peak of 112.705.
On Tuesday, Wall Street equities edged up to record maximums, while Japan's Nikkei N225 ascended back towards 26-year highs.
Meanwhile, the euro dived against its peers in the beginning of the trading week because German Chancellor Angela Merkel's inability to form a three-way "Jamaica coalition" government heavily affected the country's political outlook.
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…