PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!
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.
Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
Oil dropped to the lows unseen since late May. Bitcoin has dropped below $30,000, while gold has reversed up from a dip under $1,800.
This week Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Pfizer, and other large US companies will deliver earnings reports…
The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…