Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Yen goes up after North Korea missile test
On Tuesday, the Japanese yen rallied after North Korea announced it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, thus cooling risk appetite, while the Australian dollar edged down after the country’s key bank kept to a neutral stance on monetary policy.
The currency pair USD/JPY slid 0.48%, trading at 112.83, drifting away from the seven-week peak of 113.46 hit on Monday.
South Korea’s military along with Japan’s authorities confirmed that North Korea had launched an unknown ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan. Japan protested and labeled it as a pure violation of UN resolutions.
The missile was launched just a couple of days before leaders of the Group of 20 nations are expected to discuss steps to tame North Korea’s weapons programs.
The Japanese grew versus the common currency and sterling, with EUR/JPY sliding 0.39%, and GBP/JPY losing 0.26%.
On Monday, positive American manufacturing data backed expectations for another rate lift by the Fed.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
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.