The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
Market updates on August 30
Canadian GDP growth – 15:30 MT (12:30 GMT) time
US personal spending - 15:30 MT (12:30 GMT) time
- EUR/USD has broken the lower border of the symmetrical formation and retested the 1.1032 level (the minimum of August 1). The support levels at 1.1032-1.1025 will remain in the focus of bears. After the breakout, you will need to keep an eye on the 1.10 handle. From the upside, the first resistance level will be placed at 1.1056. If it is broke, the pair will rise as far as the 1.1086 level will be reached.
- During the Asian trading session, the release of Australian building approvals disappointed the market. The indicator fell by 9.7% (vs. the expected increase of 0.2%). As a result, the Australian dollar has moved down to the 0.6706 level on the news. The further direction of the aussie will depend on the risk sentiment in the market. If the risk sentiment increases, the pair will rise towards the resistance at 0.6744. The next key level for bulls will lie at 0.6762.
- The Canadian dollar is awaiting the release of its GDP data. At the moment the USD/CAD pair is trading near the key support at 1.33. If the Canadian dollar is supported, the current level will be broken and the next support in focus will lie at 1.3277. If that level is broken too, the next support will lie at 1.3260. From the upside, pay attention to the resistance at 1.3313 and the next one at 1.3325.
The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.