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.
Will the AUD have a reason to rise?
Information is not investment advice
RBA will share its Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes on Tuesday at 04:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/NZD, AUD/CHF, EUR/AUD
On May 5, the Reserve Bank of Australia announced it would hold the interest rate steady at 0.25%. It also said that there would be no intention to increase it unless and until the economy moves towards full employment. Noting the fragile state of the labor market, that target will stay far away in the nearest future. However, we will want to know the exact details about the estimated damage that the Australian economy is expected to suffer in the Q2 as that will largely define how the recovery will go. Therefore, we will look for those details in the Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes to grasp the overall tone of what’s coming to Australia in the nearest months.
- If the Meeting Minutes give brighter details in the economic outlook, the AUD will rise.
- If the Meeting Minutes share a harsh economic outlook, the AUD 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.