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 is a highly important economic indicator as it corresponds to the inflation rate. The inflation rate has a significant impact on the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. The market anticipates two additional rate hikes this year. As a result, the rise in the inflation data will confirm the possibility of rate hikes.
US CPI data will be out at 15:30 MT time on August 10.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the USD will go up.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the USD will go down.
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So far, the inflation rate surged to 2.9% in June. It is the highest level since February of 2012.
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.