Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
Volatility for the EUR is coming
What will happen?
Eurozone, France, and Germany will publish the flash services and manufacturing PMIs on February 19, from 10:15 to 11:00 MT time. These indicators represent indexes based on the surveys of purchasing managers from a particular industry. Combined, they provide a big boost in the volatility of the EUR during the early hours of the European trading session.
How to trade on the European PMIs?
The indicators provide a broad view of businesses' thoughts on current economic conditions. If an index is above 50, it indicates an expansion of an industry. Vice versa, if an index lower than 50, the industry is contracting. Additionally to these measures, we compare the actual data with analytical forecasts.
- If the figures are higher than the forecasts, the EUR will strengthen.
- If the figures are lower than expected, the EUR will slide.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF
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The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.