The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
|CPI (consumer price index) is an important indicator of consumer inflation. The Federal Reserve takes this indicator into account when it makes decisions about the key interest rate. The Fed’s interest rate decision and monetary policy statement will be published on March 21, so the CPI release at 14:30 MT time on March 13 is highly important. If the index is higher than expected, the market’s confidence in the upcoming rate hikes will increase making the greenback go up.|
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.