The market sentiment improved amid the slowdown in virus cases. Let's have a closer look at the AUD, S&P 500, gold and the GBP.
The economic data may support the GBP
Great Britain will publish GDP growth and manufacturing production on September 9, at 11:30 MT time. GDP growth represents the change in the total value of all goods and services. It is the broadest measure of a country’s economic activity. As for the indicator of manufacturing production, it shows the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of production released by manufacturers. Last time, the figures of both indicators came out lower than the forecasts. Despite the forecast of an increase by 0.1%, the level of GDP had not changed since the previous period, while manufacturing production declined by lower-than-expected 0.2%. Thus, the indicators weakened the pound. Let’s see whether the releases push the British currency up this time.
• If the releases are higher than the forecasts, the GBP will rise;
• If the releases are lower than the forecasts, the GBP will fall.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…