Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
How to trade GBP after BOE statement?
Keep an eye on the UK monetary policy statement on September 17 at 14:00 MT time!
Instruments to trade: EUR/GBP, GBP/USD, GBP/JPY, GBP/CHF
The last time the Bank of England maintained the bank rate at a record low of 0.1% and the number of its asset purchases at 745 billion pounds. Officials warned that the British economy will take more time to rebound after the coronavirus damage than it was expected before. The central bank also mentioned a probability of negative interest rates. As for the British pound itself, it has been performing really great since late July amid the risk-on sentiment and hopes for a soon Brexit agreement. However, those expectations erased as EU-UK negotiators had failed to make any progress so far. The further prolongation of the Brexit deal will weigh more on the pound. That’s why this meeting is widely watched by all investors as it will unveil further BOE’s actions to cope with all the problems.
- If the bank is hawkish, the GBP appreciates;
- If the bank is dovish, the GBP drops.
The volatility that the markets experienced last week promises the second tidal wave! What should your favorite assets anticipate during the first week of February?
The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
The US Institute for Supply Management will release ISM manufacturing PMI on July 1, 17:00 GMT+3.
The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis will release monthly Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) on June 30, 15:30 GMT+3.
The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, will hold a speech on June 29 at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).