The market sentiment improved amid the slowdown in virus cases. Let's have a closer look at the AUD, S&P 500, gold and the GBP.
USD ahead of consumer sentiment report
The US consumer sentiment will be published on July 17 at 17:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
There are two types of consumer sentiment reports: preliminary and revised. This one is preliminary, that’s why it has more influence on the market than the second one. The consumer sentiment is the one of main assessments of financial health of the country. Now, the USA is suffering from the fresh virus resurgence. Confirmed daily cases are increasing every day. As a result, it may deteriorate the consumer sentiment. Two last reports exceeded expectations. However, now we can’t be sure what the result will be.
If the US consumer sentiment is better than expected, the USD will surge.
If the US consumer sentiment is worse than expected, the USD will fall.
The RBA will make a rate statement on August 4 at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…