The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.
Trade the GBP on the news
Services sector represents the biggest part of the British economy. As a result, its performance makes the key contribution to the nation’s economic growth. UK services PMI will be released at 11:30 MT time on October 3. The last time the indicator was released on September 5. Back then the index turned out to be much higher than expected (54.3 versus the forecast of just 53.9). GBP/USD went up after the release from support at 1.28. The day’s high was at 1.2980.
• If services PMI is bigger than expected, the GBP will rise.
• If services PMI is smaller than expected, the GBP will fall.
US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Stock significantly surged: S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached 6-week highs. The market sentiment may deteriorate today as Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine trails have been stopped because of the unexplained illness.
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.