US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
NZD in focus of traders’ attention
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will make the monetary policy statement on June 24 at 5:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: NZD/USD, NZD/CHF, NZD/JPY
The monetary policy statement is the primary tool the RBNZ uses to communicate with investors. Authorities unveil their decision on interest rates and set guidelines for the economic development. In the middle of March, the RBNZ cut its interest rate to the record low of 0.25%. This time analysts highly expect that rates won’t be changed. It will be more important to know what economic outlook the RBNZ will give and what measures it will take to support the economic recovery.
- If the RBNZ eases its policy, the NZD will weaken;
- If the RBNZ keeps the policy unchanged, the NZD will strengthen.
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.