US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Is the Fed holding the rate?
The Federal Funds Rate is announced at 21:00 MT time on December 11.
At the November session, the Federal Reserve cut the country’s main interest rate to 1.75%. It was the third decrease and expectedly the last during 2019. At the time, the Fed Chair Mr. Powell stated that the main inclination of the policymakers was to stop the rate-cutting cycle and observe the results. However, he also expressed the readiness to act as appropriate, leaving the space for the monetary maneuvers in case the trade war or the global economic slowdown takes the toll on the US economy. Eventually, this point was removed from the Fed statement, reassuring the public that the Fed’s monetary stance is more solid than it was previously thought. If the December rate announcement confirms that, it should strengthen the US dollar because the unchanged rate would signal the resilience of the American economy.
- If the Fed is hawkish, the USD will rise;
- If the Fed is dovish, the USD will fall.
Stock significantly surged: S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached 6-week highs. The market sentiment may deteriorate today as Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine trails have been stopped because of the unexplained illness.
The Australian jobs data is announced on Thursday at 03:30 MT time.
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.
The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.