All eyes are turning to the Federal Reserve and the US dollar. How to trade XAU/USD, EUR/USD, and GBP/USD?
The rate cut may weaken the USD
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish a rate statement and announce an official rate at 20:00 MT on October 30. After that, at 20:30 MT, the Fed Chair Jerome Powell will conduct a press conference.
The analysts anticipate a rate cut by 25 basis points. If the Fed reduces the interest rate, it will be the third policy easing of the year. The Fed Chair Jerome Powell characterizes these interest rate decisions as the central bank’s mid-cycle adjustment. The slash of interest rate would be highly appreciated by the US President Donald Trump amid his criticism of the Fed's monetary policy. Also, it is recommended to pay attention to the tone of the statement, as it may affect the USD.
• If the rate cut happens, the USD will fall;
• If the rate cut does not happen, the USD will rise.
The main bank of Russian will likely turn hawkish today. Time to sell USD/RUB?
The RBA Rate Statement comes on June 1, at 07:30 GMT+3.
Wednesday will please traders as many economic indicators will be out! The USA, UK, and Euro Area will release PMI reports on June 23 from 10:15 to 16:45 MT.
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision at 14:00 MT.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!