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 ISM Manufacturing PMI
|The US dollar is experiencing high volatility. Although the Federal Reserve is gradually raising rates and this is good for the USD, concerns trade about wars are weighing on the currency. The Institute for Supply Management will release Manufacturing PMI at 17:00 MT time on April 2. PMI is a leading indicator of the US economic health. A reading above 50.0 will be positive for this indicator, and the greenback will have chances to strengthen. Moreover, positive economic data may make the Fed to raise interest rates more than 3 times this year. If the indicator disappoints compared with the forecast level, the USD will decline in the short-term.|
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.