Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
Turkish lira continues to weaken
Yesterday, Turkey's election authorities canceled the results of the municipal election after a win of the opposition CHP party. The decision was made after several attempts by the current president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to recount the result of the elections. It provoked streets riots in Istanbul. Such political instability pulled the Turkish lira down.
At the moment, USD/TRY is targeting the resistance at 6.2. If the lira gains back strength, the pair will fall back to the support at 5.99. If this level is broken, the next key support will lie at 5.94. From the indicators' picture, ADX shows that the bullish market is overheated and RSI is moving within the overbought zone. If it leaves this zone, it may bring a selling opportunity.
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will reveal Official Cash Rate and make a statement about monetary policy on October 6, 04:00 GMT+3.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.