Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
Will the Fed cut its rate?
The Federal Open Market Committee will release its statement and announce the interest rate on July 31, at 21:00 MT time. After that, the Fed Chair Jerome Powell will hold a press conference at 21:30 MT time.
The market is awaiting the rate cut. Analysts bet that the cut from 2.5% to 2.25% has a high possibility to happen. During the testimony earlier this month, Mr. Powell hinted that easing is needed to support the current economic conditions of the US. According to him, they may be affected by the worsening global economic outlook and trade tensions. The US dollar weakened after his words. Let’s see if the head of the Federal Reserve surprises the market.
• If the Fed cut the rate, the USD will weaken;
• If the Fed does not cut the rate, the USD will strengthen.
Last week, there were sharp swings in USDJPY, a decline in oil prices, and a surge in Tesla stock. What's next?
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.