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.
What does the first Fed meeting of 2021 have for the USD?
The Federal Open Market Committee (a department of the Federal Reserve) will post its statement and an update on the interest rate on January 27 at 21:00 MT time. The Press Conference with the Fed Chair Jerome Powell will happen, as usual, at 21:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD
Wow, the first Fed statement of the year! The time flies fast. Another important thing, this is going to be the first statement after the inauguration of Joe Biden. For now, the interest rate is expected to stay at the current level for the foreseeable future as inflation remains low. At the same time, Jerome Powell expressed hopes for economic stabilization soon. With the US dollar strengthening after the long-term fall and the stimulus-friendly policies by Joe Biden, will we see the Fed Chair changing his mind? If he keeps being optimistic, the US dollar may rise to new highs.
- Good comments by the Fed on the economic situation will strengthen the USD.
- Alternatively, bad or cautious news will pull it back to the lows.
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.