Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
US currency regains footing after American government shutdown
On Monday, the evergreen buck regained some footing having dived earlier on an American government shutdown, underpinned by higher Treasury yields. Meanwhile, traders took rather a calm view of the crisis in Washington.
On Friday, the American government shutdown occurred after Republicans and Democrats, locked in a fierce clash as for immigration as well as border security, turned to be unable to agree on a last-minute deal to finance government operations.
On Sunday, Republican and Democratic leaders held negotiations for the purpose of breaking the impasse.
The US dollar index versus a basket of six key currencies initially went down to 90.155, although last it gained 0.1%, managing to stay above the three-year minimums of 90.113 reached on Thursday.
The euro declined to $1.2221 having soared to $1.2275, although unable to regain the three-year maximum of $1.2323 hit on Wednesday.
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.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
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.