Today traders await the European Central Bank to make a policy statement at 14:45 MT (GMT+3).
Traders need to watch Australian GDP
The Australian dollar has strongly depreciated in the recent months. The Reserve Bank of Australian doesn’t aim at a soon rate hike. It means that the AUD needs a support from other sources. As positive economic data always supports a currency, better GDP figures will lead to the rise of the AUD.
GDP is the broadest measure of a country’s economic health. Australian economic growth declined to 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 0.7% in the previous quarter. It was the weakest growth rate since a contraction in the third quarter of 2016.
The economic data will be out at 4:30 MT time on June 6.
• If the data are greater than the forecast, the Australian dollar will appreciate.
• If the data are weaker than the forecast, the Australian dollar will go down.
Australian monthly retail sales will be announced at 04:30 MT time (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 21. T
Australia will release employment change and an unemployment rate on July 15, at 04:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment is risk-on. The S&P 500 index (US 500) is getting close to the all-time high. Oil is recovering quickly from its recent losses.
What will happen? The FOMC statement will be published at 21:00 MT (GMT+3) on Wednesday, July 28…
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!