The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
Important updates for the GBP
Information is not investment advice
Great Britain will publish its trade balance on June 12, at 09:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: GBP/USD, GBP/JPY, GBP/CHF
The balance of trade is the difference between imported and exported during the previous month. When the number is positive, that means that more goods were exported than imported. As a result, a higher indicator is better for domestic currency.
The last release showed a bigger level of imports than in April. The balance of trade reached -6.7 billion pounds. One of the reasons behind this fact is the lockdown in the UK.
- If the actual figures of trade balance are greater than the forecasts, the British pound will go up.
- If the actual figures of trade balance are lower than the forecasts, the British pound will go down.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The RBA will make a rate statement on August 4 at 7:30 MT time.