The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
How Fed comments will affect the USD?
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its interest rate at 21:00 MT time on November 8.
In September, the Fed increased the interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.5%. The market doesn’t look for a rate hike this time. However, comments of the Federal Reserve will be highly important for the USD in times when Mr. Trump criticizes the Fed monetary policy.
• If the Fed is optimistic, the USD will rise.
• If the Fed is pessimistic, the USD will fall.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…