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 first significant opportunity for the USD in 2020
The American manufacturing PMI by the Institute of Supply Management will be out at 17:00 MT time on January 3.
This is the leading indicator of economic health, which shows how businesses’ attitude towards the economic conditions of the market. Basically, this is the survey of 400 purchasing managers, which asks them to rate the relative level of business conditions. The indicator above 50 demonstrates the expansion of the industry, while the indicator below 50 signals the contraction. Last time it fell to 48.1. This time, analysts anticipate it to reach 49.
• If the actual level is higher than the forecasts, the USD will go up;
• If the actual level is lower than the forecasts, the USD will go down.
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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.