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.
Trading on the ECB meeting
The ECB will announce the interest rate and hold a press conference on Thursday at 14:45 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY, EUR/CAD
March 12 will be when the ECB gathers for another meeting to hold its monthly press conference and announce its interest rate and monetary policy outlook. As usual, we are not expecting any changes to the rate itself but will look into the details of the verbal message. At the same time, this “as usual” becomes not that usual as the coronavirus damage is yet spreading around, and the Eurozone is still about to discover its effects. When the ECB President Christine Lagarde was asked whether the policymakers were to act on it, she explained that they are watching it very carefully. But, she informed, they still don’t see that the virus outbreak created a “long-lasting shock” which would warrant a rate cut because of distorted supply, demand, and inflation. Hence, lets pay attention to what she says this time – this will guide us through EUR’s performance in the Forex market.
- If the ECB is dovish, the EUR will fall.
- If the ECB is hawkish, the EUR will rise.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
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.