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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.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!