The US dollar edged higher, while gold dipped down. Let’s discuss main news and market movements in detail.
Will the Bank of England make the GBP stronger?
The Bank of England will release its monetary policy summary on February 7 at 14:00 MT time.
The bank will hold its interest rate unchanged at 0.75%. We anticipate the Bank of England to provide the comments on the possible rate hikes in 2019. Last time, the BOE mentioned the Brexit uncertainty as the key problem for the UK economy and lowered the economic growth and CPI projections for the fourth quarter of 2018. As a result, the GBP fell. Let’s see if this time the central bank succeeds to support the British currency.
• If the BOE is confident, the GBP will rise;
• If the BOE is unconfident, the GBP will fall.
The market sentiment improved after the USA reported some decreasing in coronavirus hospitalizations. Gold dropped below $2 000 and the US dollar dipped down, while stocks surged. Let’s have a closer look.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
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The market sentiment switched to risk-on. The US dollar is dipping down, while riskier assets are rising, especially the Australian dollar after the positive employment data. All eyes on US unemployment claims.
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