Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Will the kiwi be supported by the central bank?
The Reserve bank of New Zealand will publish its monetary policy statement and announce an official rate on May 8, at 5:00 MT time. After that, at 6:00 MT time the RBNZ governor will hold a press conference. Despite the rumors about the possible rate cut, the interest rate is expected to remain at the same level of 1.75% this time. However, the tone of the statement may affect the New Zealand dollar. If the RBNZ governor Adrian Orr provides more supportive comments on the future path of the central bank’s monetary policy, the kiwi may rise.
• If the RBNZ is hawkish, the NZD will go up;
• If the RBNZ is dovish, the NZD will go down.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
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.
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.