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.
Parliamentary Brexit vote may move the GBP
The endless Brexit loop continues to intrigue traders.Today, the main focus will be on the Parliamentary Brexit vote around 20:30 MT. If the deal by the UK PM Boris Johnson gets a good number of votes, the GBP may be supported. Otherwise, if the deal is rejected, the GBP will be under pressure. Reportedly, the second scenario may push Boris Johnson to call for an election. This news will also be negative for the GBP. At the moment, GBP/USD has been going up towards the 1.2985 level on H4. If the pound gets stronger, this level will be broken. Bulls will target the further resistance levels at 1.3011 and 1.3059. In case of a negative scenario, the cable will slide below the 1.29 level. Further support levels will be placed at 1.2864 and 1.2834.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
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.