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.
Traders await the releases for the USD
Information is not investment advice
The USA will publish the level of retail sales and core retail sales on September 13, at 15:30 MT time. The indicator of retail sales represents the change in the total value of sales at the retail level. Its core level excludes automobile sales due to their high volatility. Last time the indicators outperformed the forecasts. The headline indicator increased by 0.7% (vs. the forecast of +0.3%). As for the core level, it advanced by 1% (vs. 0.4% expected). These great figures boosted the USD. Will the situation repeat itself this time?
• If the releases are higher than the forecasts, the USD will rise;
• If the releases are lower than the forecasts, the USD 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.