Thursday ended with the EUR/USD being high above of local resistance of 1.10. What's the target now?
The rate cut may weaken the USD
Information is not investment advice
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish a rate statement and announce an official rate at 20:00 MT on October 30. After that, at 20:30 MT, the Fed Chair Jerome Powell will conduct a press conference.
The analysts anticipate a rate cut by 25 basis points. If the Fed reduces the interest rate, it will be the third policy easing of the year. The Fed Chair Jerome Powell characterizes these interest rate decisions as the central bank’s mid-cycle adjustment. The slash of interest rate would be highly appreciated by the US President Donald Trump amid his criticism of the Fed's monetary policy. Also, it is recommended to pay attention to the tone of the statement, as it may affect the USD.
• If the rate cut happens, the USD will fall;
• If the rate cut does not happen, the USD will rise.
The market sentiment deteriorated amid increasing virus cases in the USA and Australia. Investors prefer safe-haven assets like gold, the US dollar and the Japanese yen.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.