Services and Manufacturing PMIs are out on Wednesday at 11:30 MT time.
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.
The market sentiment is mixed as investors weigh US stimulus package against the rising infections and worse-than-expected US unemployment claims. Jump in for fresh analysis of EUR/USD, USD/JPY, S&P 500 and gold!
US Initial jobless claims will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The US dollar has broken through the key resistance, it failed to cross since March so far. Riskier assets are dipping. Let’s discuss it in detail.