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.
The Bank of England may support the GBP
Information is not investment advice
The Monetary policy committee of the Bank of England will vote on the level of interest rate and release its monetary policy summary on March 21, at 14:00 MT time.
The bank is expected to keep its interest rate unchanged at 0.75%. The main focus of traders will be on the tone of the monetary policy summary. Last time the BOE governor Mark Carney said that the central bank would provide all the necessary support for the stability of the GBP. It helped the GBP to recover. The hawkish comments during this meeting may push the GBP up.
• If the BOE is hawkish, the GBP will rise;
• If the BOE is dovish, the GBP will fall.
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.