Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
The USD may act on further actions by the Fed
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish the monetary policy decision and announce the interest rate on June 10, at 21:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF
The FOMC stands for the Federal Open Market Committee. This is the department within the Federal Reserve of the United States, which is responsible for the monetary policy decisions. It releases the statement 8 times per year. The document contains the newest decision on the interest rate and policy measures. It also explains what economic conditions affected the decision. Based on the analysis of economic outlook, traders may get clues on future rate cuts.
We don’t expect the Federal Reserve to make any changes this time. However, the Fed Chair Jerome Powell stated several times in May that the regulator would implement more easing measures if needed. That is why we need to follow further news on the stimulus.
- If the Fed is optimistic, the USD will rise;
- If the Fed is pessimistic, the USD will fall.
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.
Moderna rocketed after an announcement that it is going to join the S&P 500 index. The New Zealand dollar surged after the nation’s inflation surpassed the central bank’s target level.
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…
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!