Fed Chair Jerome Powell will testify today at 19:05 MT time. This event is crucial for traders as the tone of the speech may set the risk tone for the markets for the next two weeks.
US ELECTION: ahead of day 3
So it seems that the mail-in ballots have tilted the table in favor of Joe Biden. There is no conclusion to the story yet, but the visuals speak for themselves: Joe Biden is slowly taking over the score. And the markets?
In general, it got a bit quiet: no sudden movements across the currency pairs on Wednesday close. The USD eventually ended the day on a softer note but currently it seems to be stepping into the correction zone to gain back some value. Gold floats below $1 910 in a local consolidation, and oil eased the bullish rush and bounced a bit down from $39.
Non-farm payrolls, the most awaited economic report, will be out on March 5 at 15:30 MT time.
Australian GDP rose by 3.1%, exceeding analysts’ forecasts of 2.5%. The Australian dollar climbed after the release, but then joined its peers in falling against the USD.
Great news for oil bulls! OPEC and its allied producers agreed to expand output cuts for the next month.
The USD skyrocketed after Fed Powell’s speech. OPEC and allied producers agreed to extend production cuts for another month. Oil surged.
The European Central Bank publishes its monetary policy statement that includes an announcement of the interest rate on March 11, at 14:45 MT time.