Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
USD awaits the last important indicator of this year
The USA will publish Chicago PMI on December 30, at 16:45 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
Chicago is a big business center in the USA, therefore the data from there tend to reflect the country's overall economic trend. Just like a regular PMI, this one represents a survey of around 200 purchasing managers, which asks them to rate the level of business conditions. If the indicator is above 50, the situation is improving. On the other hand, the indicator below 50 signals worsening business conditions. As there are not so many events in the economic calendar these days, the release may result in volatility of the US dollar.
- If the indicator is higher than the forecasts, the USD will go up.
- If the indicator is lower than the forecasts, the USD will slump.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.