The market sentiment is mixed. Let’s look at most interesting movements on the market today.
What does the Bank of England have to say?
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Summary will be announced on Thursday at 14:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/GBP, GBP/JPY, GBP/CHF, GBP/CAD
The Bank of England lowered its interest rate by 50 bps on March 11, making it 0.25%. Coupled with the quantitative ease package, this appears to be a significant stimulus to support the British economy, which is now under the pressure of several burdens such as the virus and Brexit consequences. Amid all this, the position of the GBP generally doesn’t look too bright. Fundamentally, the market is not really impressed with the government’s reaction to the virus. Its main impression is that the UK’s lawmakers are lagging behind compared to their European colleagues who went all-in with maximum restrictions to contain the virus. That’s the main factor pushing investors away from the GBP. Possibly, the Bank of England will bring some reassuring notes from the financial side on Thursday – that would help the GBP stay afloat.
- If the bank’s mood is hawkish, the GBP appreciates;
- If the bank’s mood is dovish, the GBP drops.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.