Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
The CAD falls on the weaker-than-expected retail figures
The level of retail sales released today came out lower than the forecasts. The headline indicator declined by 0.1% (vs. +0.3% expected), while its core level fell by 0.3% (vs. +0.3% expected). The news weakened the Canadian dollar significantly. On H4, USD/CAD tested the highs above the strong 1.3091 level. The next resistance lies at 1.3132. If bears get stronger, they will pull the pair lower to the support at 1.3078 (100-period SMA). The next support will lie at 1.3048.
Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.