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 GDP growth strengthen the EUR?
Information is not investment advice
The Euro Area will publish the GDP growth on Tuesday, at 12:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/CHF
This is the leading indicator of the economic activity of a region. As it measures the value of all products and services produced by an economy, it plays a significant role in the assessment of economic activity. A higher GDP indicates good conditions of the economy and increases the investment attractiveness of domestic currency. After the rise of 0.1% in the previous period, analysts expect the GDP growth to fall by -3.8% in the first quarter.
- If the actual level of GDP is higher than the forecasts, the EUR will rise;
- If the actual level of GDP is lower than the forecasts, the EUR 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.