PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!
The US retail sales are out!
US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
If everything is good, people have money. If they have money, they buy things. If they buy things, companies make good sales and get money as well. More money from companies – more invested back into the economy. This is one of the circles of how the money goes around the economy participants, but everything starts with people buying things. Since May, retail sales have been going down in the US. The last indicator was 0.6% - less than the expected 1%. Obviously, the market takes that as a disappointment and presses on the US dollar. If the same happens this week, the US dollar will see less ground to expand – again.
- If the monthly sales are higher than though, the USD will rise.
- Otherwise, it will get weaker.
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…