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.
US CPI will drive the USD
The US will release headline and core CPI at 15:30 MT time on October 11. CPI stands for Consumer Price Index. It’s one of the main measures of the US inflation. There’s a direct link between the US inflation and the price of the USD. The higher the inflation, the higher the USD in the short-term.The last time, American CPI rose less than expected (0.2% versus the forecast of 0.3%). The data release was on September 13. The USD declined versus many major currencies after the release.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the USD will rise.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the USD will go down.
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 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.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…