US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Trading GBP on the news
The British yearly CPI will be released at 11:30 MT on January 15
Since July 2019, the UK inflation has been consistently falling from the high of 2.1% to the low of 1.5% in October and November. This tendency puts additional pressure on the GBP which already suffers from the domestic economic weakness and the upcoming divorce with the European Union. In addition, the fears of the no-deal Brexit are getting stronger as the possibility that the UK and the EU will manage to negotiate all important things on time slowly turns into an impossibility. In this context, another indication of the slowdown in the British economy may drive the pound further down.
- If the CPI outperforms the forecasts, the GBP will be supported;
- If the CPI comes lower than the forecasts, the GBP will decline.
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.
The Australian jobs data is announced on Thursday at 03:30 MT time.
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.
The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.