The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
How to trade after US Consumer Confidence?
The report will be out on Tuesday at 17:00 MT time!
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD; USD/JPY; GBP/USD; USD/CAD
The US CB consumer confidence simply shows how much money people intend to spend these days buying goods and services. The more people consume – the more products are sold. As a result, an economy prospers. Obviously, people are going to buy less and save more amid the coronavirus pandemic, especially now when the second virus wave has engulfed most of the US states. The market reaction depends on whether actual numbers exceed expectations or not. It is so good that traders have an opportunity to open both buy and sell positions. October’s report revealed that people were going to spend less than analysts expected, that’s why the USD dropped. Remember the rules below and follow the release!
- If consumer confidence is greater than expected, the USD will rise.
- Otherwise – fall.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
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The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).