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 ECB and the euro: surrounded by skeptics
The European Central Bank will publish its monetary policy statement and announce the main refinancing rate on January 23 at 14:45 MT time. Shortly after that, there is the press conference with the ECB president Christine Lagarde at 15:30 MT time.
While we don’t expect the changes to the current interest rate (0%), the statement itself may provide some reasonable opportunities for traders. Experts have already noted that the policymakers of the bank are less experienced now and less dovish than the team managed by Mario Draghi. This fact brings uncertainty to investors and makes the press conference with the new ECB president intriguing for the market as well.
• If the ECB is optimistic, the EUR will rise;
• If the ECB is pessimistic, the EUR will fall.
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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.