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 with eyes on Fed for rate signals
On Wednesday, the greenback traded below a six-week peak versus the Japanese yen because the market waited for the Federal Reserve's policy statement for further hints on the American interest rate outlook, while the New Zealand dollar managed to strengthen on strong New Zealand jobs data.
The Fed’s generally expected to keep interest rates intact at the end of its two-day policy gathering, though market participants will look to see whether the US number one bank downplays the recent soft patch in the American economy just to leave the door open for a rate lift in June.
The major American currency last traded at 112.02 yen, which is still not very far from a six-week peak of 112.33 yen achieved on Tuesday.
The US dollar had drifted away from its six-week peak. It’s because April’s poor American car sales data issued on Tuesday contributed to recent concerns as for the outlook for the American economy, which reached a soft patch during the first quarter.
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.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
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.