The winter is coming, and risky markets expect a rally to come with it. Will this December be bullish for stocks, crypto, and gold? A pack of news will surely help you out.
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, two events will shake the US dollar. First, at 16:45 GMT+2, Markit, a statistical company, will release the US Flash Services PMI. Moreover, at 21:00 GMT+2, the Federal Reserve will release its meeting minutes.
This Wednesday will be heaven for day traders. A considerable number of events will make the market volatile. Don't miss it!
The central banks' meetings will highlight the week as well as the PPI release
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