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 market awaits the Fed decision
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish its statement and announce an official rate on September 18, at 21:00 MT time. After that, there will be a press conference conducted by the Fed Chair Jerome Powell at 21:30 MT.
According to analysts, the Federal Reserve will cut its interest rate from the 2.25-2% to 1.75-2% range. If it happens, that will be the second rate cut of this year. In addition, economists will be waiting for the “dot plot” (statistical chart used by the Fed to convey its rate outlook), where the Fed representatives will reveal their projections of the changes to the interest rate during the next meetings. Besides that, the comments by the Fed Chair Jerome Powell may throw some clues on the future path of the regulator’s monetary policy.
• If the Fed cuts its rate, the USD will fall;
• If the Fed does not cut its rate, the USD will rise.
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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.