The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
Trade euro on ECB comments.
The European Central Bank will announce the interest rate on October 25 at 14:45 MT time. At 15:30, the central bank will hold a press conference.
The euro has been under big pressure because of the Italy budget issue. Moreover, the strengthening of the USD doesn’t let the EUR/USD pair to rise.
Although the market is sure that the central bank won’t change the interest rate, the market is waiting for comments on the further tapering of quantitative easing. If the bank sees a possibility to move to tighter monetary policy, the traders will consider it as a good sign. However, there are risks of the dovish comments caused by threats on the financial markets.
• Positive comments will boost the EUR.
• Negative comments will pull the EUR down.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…