The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Important events this week will bring us
- American Non-Farm Payrolls (Fri, 14:30 MT (12:30 GMT)) – Most notable event in the monthly economic news. This report on the employment dynamics in USA will push the US dollar up if the actual indicator exceeds the expected 90K; otherwise, US dollar shall be dropping.
- American GDP Growth Rate (Wed, 14:00 MT (12:00 GMT)) – Forecasted as 1.7% against the Q2 figure of 2%, this GDP quarterly indicator pulls USD down if the actual figure proves to be less then expected.
- American Fed Interest Rate Decision (Wed, 20:00 MT (18:00 GMT)) – Analysts predict the rate cut to 1.75% that is supposed to pull the USD down.
- Brazilian Interest Rate Decision (Wed, 19:00 MT (21:00 GMT)) – According to forecasts, the rate will be kept unchanged. However, the mood of the central bank may affect the Brazilian real.
- European GDP Growth Rate (Thu, 12:00 MT (10:00 GMT)) – Quarterly GDP growth rate of the Eurozone is expected to be 0.1%, marking a slight drop from the previous figure and pulling euro down if it is confirmed.
- With EU confirming the extension of Brexit for another 3 months and UK parliament voting for an earlier election today, the British pound is entering another stage of uncertainty and volatility.
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.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
Last week was full of surprises! Stock indices have shown significant growth…
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).