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.
Market updates on November 25
- During the weekend, China announced that it will raise punishments for violations of intellectual property rights. That move may be considered as a good step towards the US-China trade deal. It boosted the risk sentiment in the market. The Australian dollar inched higher towards the resistance at 0.6798 on H4 but slid down to the descending trend line and the support level at 0.6785. If this level is broken, the next support will lie at 0.6776. If the pair retests the 0.6798 level, the chance of reaching the resistance at 0.6810 will increase.
- USD/JPY has strengthened and tested the resistance at 108.85 on H4. In case of a breakout of this level, bulls will push the pair to the next resistance at 108.97. On the other hand, if the risk sentiment falls, the pair will be driven lower to the 108.65 support level. The next key level in bears' attention will be at 108.55.
- The risk-on sentiment resulted in the strength of the Chinese yuan. On H4, the pair has fallen lower towards the 50-period SMA at 7.0260. At the moment of writing, bulls have been making attempts to recover to the 7.0323 level. If this level is broken, the next resistance will lie at 7.0430. If bears succeed in the test of the 7.0260 level, further supports will lie at 7.0230 and 7.0164.
Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
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.