The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
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.
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
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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.