For a long time, traders considered American Non-farm Payrolls (NFP) the most important release in the market. However, the situation has changed. Now US CPI moves financial markets.
Trading plan for March 20
What events to trade on today?
- Follow the updates on Brexit, which may provide volatility to the GBP/USD pair;
- Keep an eye on the Fed at 20:00 MT time. Will the Fed Chair Jerome Powell support the USD?
- Trade oil on the weekly release of the crude oil inventories!
- Finally, pay attention to the release of the GDP growth for New Zealand at 23:45 MT time. The higher-than-expected figures will boost the NZD.
The oil prices have declined this week after the new Omicron strain was identified. What should we expect next from oil?
The higher prices seen today are generally related to the pandemic, that’s no doubt. US consumer prices jumped in October at the fastest pace in three decades putting the Biden administration on the defensive and increasing prospects that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next year. Jerome Powell says Fed will discuss speeding up bond-buying taper at the December meeting. What does it mean for markets?
This week is likely to be pivotal for many assets, including gold, USD, and several stocks. However, we need to be focused and react fast to the ever-changing environment to get the most from it.
This week, the majors will be affected by the interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve, NFP, the BOE Meeting, and more events.