The US will publish the Retail Sales on January 14, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2.
Will the AUD rise on a steady rate?
RBA will announce its interest rate on Tuesday at 07:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/CHF, EUR/AUD
On March 19, the interest rate of Australia was reduced to 0.25%. Since then, it was kept steady. The Reserve Bank of Australia informed that there will be no intention to increase the rate until there is full employment, a 2-3% inflation rate, and other indications that the economy is recovering. That means the rate will be kept steady in the nearest future as the virus fallout has just started to be visible. Although certain economic improvements are reported in Australia, the prevailing expectation is that this quarter will bring a severe contraction in the economy and the jobless rates will surge. Hence, we will look at the tone of the RBA press conference to gather details of the outlook for the AUD.
- If the bank’s tone is hawkish, the AUD will rise.
- If the bank’s tone is dovish, the AUD will fall.
Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) will release an economic sentiment index for Germany on January 18, 12:00 GMT+2
The United States will publish the Initial Jobless Claims on Thursday, December 30, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
The US will reveal Non-farm payrolls on January 7, Friday, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).