The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
USD: the market awaits US GDP & unemployment claims
The US final GDP and unemployment claims will be published on June 25 at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD; USD/JPY; GBP/USD; USD/CAD
The gross domestic product is the most significant economic indicator. It reveals the broadest picture of economic activity and financial health. Together with unemployment claims these indicators will help traders to assess current economic conditions and the real state of the US economy. This event will make the market really volatile. In normal conditions the US dollar will gain, if the data comes better than expected. However, now the US dollar is a safe-haven currency and it tends to rise, when the data is dire.
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On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
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This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.