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 Bank of England will release its monetary policy summary and announce the interest rate on June 20, at 14:00 MT time.
We anticipate the BOE to keep its interest rate at 0.75%. At the same time, the hints on the possible changes to the rate by the bank will likely bring volatility to the GBP. Last week, policymakers expressed mixed views on the next steps by the BOE. Some of them are sure that the rate hike is needed soon to keep inflation pressures under control. Others mention political risk as a reason why the Bank of England is going to keep the rate on hold in the near future. Let’s wait for the final opinion on the issue by the BOE governor Mark Carney.
• If the BOE sounds positive, the GBP will go up;
• If the BOE sounds negative, the GBP 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.