The US dollar has surged to levels unseen since April after the Fed's decision back on Wednesday. Gold has reversed up from the local dips. Still, this week was the worst for gold in more than a year.
Traders await the releases for the USD
The USA will publish the level of retail sales and core retail sales on September 13, at 15:30 MT time. The indicator of retail sales represents the change in the total value of sales at the retail level. Its core level excludes automobile sales due to their high volatility. Last time the indicators outperformed the forecasts. The headline indicator increased by 0.7% (vs. the forecast of +0.3%). As for the core level, it advanced by 1% (vs. 0.4% expected). These great figures boosted the USD. Will the situation repeat itself this time?
• If the releases are higher than the forecasts, the USD will rise;
• If the releases are lower than the forecasts, the USD will fall.
The Fed made a hawkish surprise! The bank would start a discussion about scaling back bond purchases. Besides, it is likely to make two interest-rate increases by the end of 2023 (sooner than expected)!
The Federal Reserve will release its statement and announce its interest rate decision at 21:00 MT time. Then, at 21:30 MT time, the central bank will hold a press conference.
Wednesday will please traders as many economic indicators will be out! The USA, UK, and Euro Area will release PMI reports on June 23 from 10:15 to 16:45 MT.
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision at 14:00 MT.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!