The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
Signals from the Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve has already raised interest rates twice this year. At its August meeting, the US central bank sounded confident enough about the country’s economic outlook and wasn’t very concerned by the threat of trade wars between the Unites States and other key economies. Traders will be able to find out the details of the meeting at 21:00 MT time on August 22. Market players are almost sure now that the Fed will increase its interest rate in September. Many traders also expect a rate hike in December.
• If the information from the central bank confirms the expectations of 2 more rate hikes in 2018, the USD will increase.
• If the central bank doesn’t hint on 2 more rate hikes this year, the USD will decline.
Today the Fed will make a policy statement at 21:00 GMT+3. This event will affect all the currency pairs with the USD and thus almost the all Forex market!
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…
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