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 June 25
Key events ahead
US CB consumer confidence – 17:00 MT.
According to the forecasts, the indicator will decline to 132 points. Higher figures will be good for the USD.
Speech by Fed Chair Jerome Powell – 20:00 MT.
· EUR/USD has reached the resistance at 1.1411 on H4 and made a small correction towards the 1.1388 level. If the USD is supported today, the 1.1388 level will be broken and the next support levels will lie at 1.1366 and 1.1344. From the upside, the break of 1.1411 will resume the uptrend for the pair and push it to the next key levels at 1.1440 and 1.1465. RSI and Stochastic oscillators just left the overbought zone.
· USD/JPY tested the support at 106.86 on H4. If the Fed Chair Jerome Powell confirms the dovish tone of the Fed today, the next support for the pair will be placed at 106.67. If it is broken, bears will pull the pair lower to the support at 106.43. From the upside, pay attention to the 107.15, 107.42 and 107.79 levels. Here, RSI has been testing the border of the oversold zone, while stochastic indicator is moving within this zone.
· Gold has been strengthening amid the tensions between the US and Iran and the weak USD. At the moment it is testing the resistance at $1,433. The next key level will lie at $1,473. From the downside, the levels are: $1,423, $1,404 and $1,387. RSI is moving within the overbought zone.
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.