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 RBA Rate Statement push the Australian dollar up?
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Rate Statement is at 05:30 MT time on December 3.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has been keeping the interest rate at 0.75% since October. From a historical perspective, it is a record low. From the operational perspective, the Bank needs time to observe the results of the three rate cuts delivered in June, July, and September this year. Hence, the analysts do not expect another cut on December 3. However, the policymakers made it clear that they would continue the monetary ease if the country does not reach full employment, sustainable growth, and inflation targets. Otherwise, if the Australian economy shows resilience in the context of the global economic slowdown, the rate will not be changed, and the AUD will rise.
- If the RBA is hawkish, the AUD will rise;
- If the RBA is dovish, the AUD will fall.
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
The United States will publish Flash Manufacturing and Services PMIs on Tuesday at 16:45 GMT+2.
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.