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.
Wednesday is full of US reports
News geeks get ready for the chain of US reports, which starts at 15:30 MT time on November 25!
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD; USD/JPY; GBP/USD; USD/CAD
Wednesday will start with 3 significant reports at 15:30 MT time: the preliminary GDP for the third quarter, core durable goods orders, and unemployment claims. Then, consumer sentiment, personal spending, and new home sales will be out at 17:00 MT time. Finally, the FOMC meeting minutes will be released at 21:00 MT time. It’s awesome as it will increase the market volatility and create huge price swings! The first package of news should have the most impact as it will reveal GDP – the broadest measure of economic activity. Moreover, core durable goods orders are must-watch as well because this report is the key indicator of US production. Follow the reports and catch the market flow!
- If actual numbers are better than the forecasts, the USD will go up.
- Otherwise, the worse-than-expected reports will drive the USD down.
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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