The Kansas City Federal Reserve announced Friday the annual Jackson Hole symposium will be held virtually, a reversal from prior plans that saw a modified, in-person program…
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting at 00:00 MT time on August 9. One hour later, it will conduct a press conference where the Central Bank will answer questions that worry the market the most.
The market doesn’t anticipate any changes in the interest rate this time. However, it needs clues on the future monetary policy. There are risks that if the economic conditions worsen, the Central Bank will cut the interest rate.
The New Zealand dollar has lost a lot since April 2018. It needs the Central Bank’s support to not plunge further.
• If the Central Bank is hawkish, the NZD will appreciate.
• If the Central Bank is dovish, the NZD will depreciate.
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Commodities (iron ore, oil) and commodity-linked currencies (AUD, CAD) surged. West Texas Intermediate has reached $75 a barrel, while Brent rose to the highest mark since October 2018.
Although Jerome Powell’s speech sounded hawkish on Wednesday, September 22, markets did not get scared and the main stock indices got bought back…
Turkey’s central bank governor was at a crossroads: to hold interest rates and take a risk to be fired like it was for three governors before him, or to comply with the president, to cut rates, and to risk the market. Let’s find out, how to react to the rate cut.