The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
Will the AUD retest its recent highs?
The Reserve Bank of Australia will post a rate statement, which contains an update on the interest rate on October 6, at 6:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/JPY
The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to keep the interest rate at 0.25%. However, the current "wait and see" attitude of the RBA may be interrupted soon, according to Westpac. One of the leading analytical agencies has changed its forecasts and now projects a rate cut by 15 basis points during November's meeting. Thus, it is highly recommended to monitor the statement for the potential dovish hints. The combination of a stronger dollar and bearish forecasts have already pulled AUD/USD from its highest level since December 2018. Will we see further falls?
- If the RBA keeps its attitude unchanged, the AUD will strengthen;
- If the RBA is dovish, the AUD will weaken.
Australia will release employment change and an unemployment rate on Thursday, October 14, at 03:30 MT (GMT+3).
What will happen? Reserve Bank of Australia will announce the interest rate at 07:30 (GMT+3) on Tuesday, September 7…
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The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).