USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
Trade GBP on economic news
Brexit keeps looming over the UK economy creating uncertainty for the British pound. British economic growth rebounded in the second quarter as retail sales and construction benefited from a warm weather boost. However, problems remain. For example, the nation’s manufacturing sector slumped into recession. Recently Britain has started publishing GDP growth figures every month. These data will have a great impact on the Bank of England’s monetary policy and the GBP exchange rate.
• If GDP growth exceeds forecast, the GBP will gain.
• If GDP growth disappoints, the GBP will fall.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
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