The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
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.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
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The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).