The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will make a policy statement on August 18 at 05:00 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
Will the RBNZ send the kiwi to the skies?
What will happen?
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will conduct a meeting on May 26, at 05:00 MT time. During this event, policymakers will discuss the effectiveness of a current monetary policy and possible adjustments to it. Based on their conclusions, they will publish a monetary policy statement – a document that will contain economic forecasts and possible changes to the bank's interest rate. As the regulator keeps the official cash rate at the record low of 0.25%, the main question for traders is when the bank plans to hike it? According to ANZ, a famous Australian multinational banking and financial services company, the RBNZ may go hawkish as soon as August 2022. Additionally, the forecasts for GDP, employment, and inflation are expected to be revised up. At the same time, analysts don't see any sign of changes to the quantitative easing program.
How to trade on the RBNZ Interest Rate Decision?
The markets will likely react to any change in the tone of the bank.
- If the RBNZ is less dovish than usual, the NZD will strengthen;
- On the other hand, negative forecasts and cautiousness around recovery will make the NZD weaker.
Instruments to trade: NZD/USD, NZD/JPY, AUD/NZD
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.