The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Pay attention to the important releases for the USD
The United States will release the level of retail sales and core retail sales on May 15, at 15:30 MT time. The indicators represent the change in the total value of sales at the retail level. According to the forecasts, the headline retail sales will advance by 0.2%. As for its core level, which excludes the sales of automobiles, it is expected to increase by 0.7%. Last time the indicators came out better than the forecasts. It pushed the USD up significantly. Will the situation repeat itself this time?
• If the actual levels of indicators are higher than the forecasts, the USD will go up;
• If the actual levels of indicators are lower than the forecasts, the USD will go down.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.