Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Market updates on August 5
Key events ahead:
American ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI – 17:00 MT (14:00 GMT) time
The weekend was hurtful for the market sentiment with the updates from the Chinese side. While Hong-Kong press informed that China questioned the chance of trade talks' continuation with the US, Beijing asked State buyers to halt US agricultural imports. It resulted in the risk aversion in the markets.
- USD/CNH has risen to the record highs above the 7th level and created resistance at 7.1050. If the Chinese yuan is supported, the first key level will lie at 6.9680. After that, pay attention to the next support levels at 6.9360 and 6.9270.
- As risk-off sentiment intensified, gold moved higher to the resistance at $1,473 on H4. In case of reversal, pay attention to the $1,448, $1,436 and $1,421 (100 and 50 period SMA)
- USD/JPY jumped to the lowest levels since January's flash crash. The first support for the pair lies at 105.65. After that, pay attention to the 105.3 level. If bulls take over the market the first resistance will lie at 107.45. After the break of this level, reaching the resistance at 107.79 will be possible.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
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.
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.
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.