The Fed made a hawkish surprise! The bank would start a discussion about scaling back bond purchases. Besides, it is likely to make two interest-rate increases by the end of 2023 (sooner than expected)!
US jobless claims are coming out
The USA will publish unemployment claims on October 22 at 15:30 MT time. How to trade after the release?
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
US jobless claims are released every week. They reveal the number of people who lost their jobs and filed for benefits during the previous week. Million Americans are coming back to work after the coronavirus lockdown, but for nearly 13 million unemployment has become permanent. However, the situation is getting better. If we look at the graph below, we will notice that fewer and fewer people are asking for jobless benefits after a huge spike in April, but the numbers are still considerably higher than the pre-pandemic levels. Democrats and Republicans continue discussing the new fiscal stimulus package. They have already agreed on $1 200 stimulus checks for households, but Trump prolonged talks until after the election. Keep an eye on the release and follow the rules below.
- If jobless claims turn out better than expected, the USD will rise.
- If claims are worse – the USD will fall.
The Federal Reserve will release its statement and announce its interest rate decision at 21:00 MT time. Then, at 21:30 MT time, the central bank will hold a press conference.
Bitcoin has broken above $41,000 for the first time since late May. Follow US Retail Sales at 15:30 MT time!
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision at 14:00 MT.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!
The US dollar has surged to levels unseen since April after the Fed's decision back on Wednesday. Gold has reversed up from the local dips. Still, this week was the worst for gold in more than a year.