Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
US GDP growth: keep an eye on the USD
The United States will publish the level of preliminary GDP growth at 15:30 MT time on November 27. The indicator represents the annualized change in the value of all goods and services produced by the economy. Traders pay attention to the preliminary release, as it gives a preview into the economic activity of a country. If the economic conditions are good, the Federal Reserve will consider applying changes to the current interest rate to the upside. According to the forecasts, the preliminary GDP growth will advance by 1.9%.
• If the actual level is higher than the forecasts, the USD will rise.
• If the actual level is lower than the forecasts, the USD will fall.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
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.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.