Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
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.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Last week was super intense! Geopolitical turbulence made the Russian ruble the most volatile currency. Gold rose and fell by more than 8000 points each time.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.