The Federal Reserve speeds up its quantitative tightening, and this is certainly bullish news for the USD. At the same time, this is a negative factor for the American stocks, which have entered their seasonally worst month.
US dollar: forecast for Oct. 23-27
The US dollar managed to strengthen a bit during the past week. Positive drivers for the American currency included the Senate’s approval for a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year. This increased the possibility of the upcoming tax cuts as Republicans will be able to pursue them without Democratic support. Investors think that a fiscal boost may push up inflation and make the Federal Reserve raise interest rates more than what markets have expected.
Last week the speech of the Fed's Chair Jerome Powell led to big swings in the market. The USD jumped, while EURUSD and GBPUSD revisited lows. Gold and US500 also got under pressure.
The gold has made a perfect retest, but will it hold against the rising dollar? Also, the Jackson Hole Symposium and Jerome Powell's speech may become critical for most assets, and finally, more economic releases and earnings reports await you.
Although the last week was intense, this one may be more dynamic and volatile. After the FOMC meeting and controversial decisions from the Bank of England, we saw a historical pound decrease, and the gold plunge. And there’s even more for you.
After the US CPI last week came out above the forecast, traders started expecting a 75-basis point rate hike…
In this video, we will talk about the potential change of a trend in the euro, another stock rally amid a global downtrend, gold prospects, and news that shakes the world right now. It’ll be a helpful video you don’t want to miss.