The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
USD: FOMC Meeting Minutes are in focus
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
FOMC Meeting Minutes will be released on January 6 at 21:00 MT time. The FOMC is the Federal Open Market Committee, which is the department of the Federal Reserve. It will publish the record of the previous meeting that took place on December 16, which contains the details of the economic and financial conditions that affected the monetary policy decision. The Fed is one of the world’s most important central banks and its economic projections tend to change the market sentiment and therefore set the new vector of Forex trends. That’s why it’s a must-see for every trader! Wait for the release of the meeting minutes and check the charts.
- If the Fed is optimistic, the USD will rise.
- If the Fed is pessimistic, the USD will drop.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
The crypto market keeps recovering. Bitcoin has broken above $57,000. The way up to $60,000 is open now!
The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Great Britain will publish the Inflation Rate on October 20, at 09:00 MT time (GMT+3).
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