The Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are announced on Tuesday at 04:30 MT time.
Will the RBA cut its rate?
The Reserve bank of Australia will announce its interest rate and release a statement on July 2, at 07:30 MT time.
Most of the analysts predict a rate cut to 1% this time. The market has already started to price in the anticipated decision by the bank. In addition, we need to pay attention to the comments by the RBA governor Philip Loe, as he may throw hints on the future path of the monetary policy by the bank. The Australian dollar may strengthen if the rate cut does not happen and the tone of the statement is optimistic. That would mean that the economy is in good conditions and do not need the additional stimulus. On the other hand, we may see the fall of the aussie.
• If the RBA is hawkish, the AUD will go up;
• If the RBA is dovish, the AUD will go down.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand made announcements regarding its monetary policy. The NZD/USD dropped.
April seasonal patterns weren’t supposed to work, but somehow they did. Even a strong fundamental issue such as the global recession amid the coronavirus couldn’t overwhelm it. That’s why May seasonal patterns may work as well.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…