Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
The USD may be supported by the releases
The United States anticipates the release of headline and core durable goods orders on May 24, at 15:30 MT time. The indicator represents the change in the total value of new purchase orders for durable goods. Its core level excludes transportation orders due to their high volatility. Rising purchase orders signal that manufacturers will increase their activity. This fact demonstrates the importance of the indicator. Last time the actual level of the headline indicator came out significantly higher than the forecasts (2.7% vs. 0.7%). The core indicator also advanced by 0.4% If the situation repeats itself, the USD will get positive momentum.
• If the actual levels of indicators are higher than the forecasts, the USD will rise;
• If the actual levels of indicators are lower than the forecasts, the USD will fall.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.