Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
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.
The US Markit will publish Flash Manufacturing and Flash Services PMIs (purchasing managers' indices) on June 23 at 16:45 GMT+3.
The Fed Chair Jerome Powell will testify on the Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report before the House Financial Services Committee on June 22-23 at 17:00 GMT+3.
Canada will publish Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on June 21 at 15:30 GMT+3.