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.
US Inflation & Retail Sales
|February 14 will be full of events. At 15:30 MT time, American statistical services will deliver four data releases, which will be important for the US dollar. Consumer price index will be counted 2 times: as CPI and core CPI (excluding food and energy). These are key inflation gauges that are closely monitored by the Federal Reserve.|
|Retail sales come in 2 types as well: retail sales and core retail sales (excluding automobiles). The data show the economic activity of the US population.|
|Actual numbers that are better than forecast ones will lead the US dollar to the upside. However, with so many releases at the same time, the probability that they will all be good isn’t very high.|
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.