The market sentiment improved amid the slowdown in virus cases. Let's have a closer look at the AUD, S&P 500, gold and the GBP.
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.
The RBA will make a rate statement on August 4 at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
The market has started the week with a mixed sentiment…
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.