Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
The USD weakened on the non-manufacturing PMI
The massive selloff in the market spread to the USD. The figures of ISM non-manufacturing PMI fell to 53.7 points (vs. the forecast of 55.5). As a result, EUR/USD has risen to the 1.1205 level. Earlier, the Stochastic indicator formed bullish divergence with the price and signaled about the move to the upside. If the current resistance is broken, the next resistance will lie at 1.1228. After the breakout, pay attention to the levels above the crossover of 50- and 100-day SMA at 1.1253. If the USD gets stronger again, the pair will retest the 1.1060 level. The next support will lie at 1.1003.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.