Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Is European Economy Healthy Enough?
What is happening?
Germany will release the flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services industries at 10:30 GMT+2 on January 24. It is an index based on surveyed purchasing managers in manufacturing and services industries. All numbers above 50.0 indicated industry expansion; below showed contraction. The market hasn't seen a manufacturing index below 50.0 for 17 months, but it is far from historical highs in March 2021.
On the other hand, services PMI was below 50 in April and December 2021.
Does it worth trading?
Is PMI a leading indicator?
The PMI is widely seen as an accurate and timely indicator of business conditions that helps analysts and economists correctly anticipate changing economic trends in official data series such as gross domestic products (GDP), industrial production, employment, and inflation. In addition, because PMI data are sometimes released months ahead of comparable official data, the PMI surveys are ranked among the world's most market-moving economic data releases.
How to trade on PMI readings?
Due to the importance of the PMI index, it may influence all EUR pairs greatly. Furthermore, you can watch after other events related to EUR and combine them to catch a significant price movement.
- If actual numbers beat expectations – EUR will rise.
- Otherwise, it might fall.
Check the economic calendar
Instruments to trade: EUR/CHF, EUR/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/CAD.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.