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.
UK pound heads south after British lawmakers reject no-deal Brexit
On Thursday, the UK pound headed south in Asia after British lawmakers rejected an idea of departing the European bloc without a withdrawal deal. As for the Chinese Yuan, it headed south too, reacting to dismal factory output data.
On Wednesday, British lawmakers didn’t allow Great Britain to leave the European bloc without a withdrawal pact. Today, they’re anticipated to back a delay to Brexit on March 29.
As a matter of fact, the currency pair GBP/USD surged by 2% after the news, although today it gave up some of its earlier profits. This currency pair was last seen at 1.3242, diving by about 0.7%.
The currency pair USD/CNY went up by about 0.1% hitting 6.7108 after data revaled that China’s industrial output went up at the slowest tempo for 17 years for the first two months this year.
Retail sales as well as fixed-asset investment managed to surpass forecasts.
In addition to this, the Yuan reference was set by China’s key bank at 6.7009. It’s lower than yesterday’s reading of 6.7114.
Evaluating the purchasing potential of the greenback in contrast with its main counterparts the USD index jumped by 0.1% showing 96.648. On Wednesday, the evergreen buck was pressured because the UK currency surged on the latest Brexit news.
As the Labor Department informed, its producer price index for final demand rallied by nearly 0.1% in February, although confounded experts’ estimates for a 0.2% jump. For the 12 months through February, the PPI speeded down to a 1.9% soar, which is generally in line with expectations.
The currency pair AUD/USD dived by 0.4% being worth 0.7060 after the publication of downbeat Chinese data this morning.
By the way, China is considered to be Australia’s number one trading partner.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
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.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.