The market sentiment deteriorated as the new Covid-19 variant engulfed the UK. As a result, riskier assets such as S&P 500, oil, the AUD, the NZD dropped.
Important news for oil traders
The meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will take place on June 22. During this day, there will be important announcements from the world’s top oil producers.
The main question is whether the largest exporters decide to stick to output cuts or choose to increase production.
• If OPEC decides to increase output, oil prices will go down.
• If OPEC maintains limitations on output, oil prices will go up.
The dynamics of oil prices has a direct impact on the currency market. Commodity currencies like CAD, AUD, NZD will be the most sensitive to the news. And remember that you can trade WTI and Brent oil with FBS as well.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.