Monday, August 22, 2016
The FOMC meeting that took place last week on Wednesday, August 17 left many hopeful for the U.S. dollar. This came after Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said that, “inflation, at 1.6 percent, is within hailing distance of 2 percent.” Which comes to show the U.S. economy is closer than they originally thought they were to meeting their targets.
They also noted the employment rate has increased dramatically since 2010. This news set the U.S. dollar in a turn for the better, allowing it to perform higher against other currencies. Meanwhile all eyes will be on Yellen this week as investors wait to view the results from her speech on Friday.
Things are looking up for the pound this week, trading strong today at 1.31 compared to 1.28 last Monday. This is due to recent news releasing that Prime Minister, Theresa May is sympathetic towards negotiations of Britain leaving the EU to start as early as next year in April.
The pound could take a turn later this week as the CBI survey on industrial trends is due on Tuesday, and the retail activity is due on Thursday. This data will bring a closer look at how the economy is performing after the Brexit.
The Eurozone is heading for an eventful economic week with release of the Markit Manufacturing and Services PMI figures that could change the tone of the euro on Tuesday. These reports will focus on the growth of the Eurozone, and reveal where they stand.
It’s currently trading at a steady rate of 1.13 against the U.S. dollar, which is slightly higher compared to 1.11 last Monday. Although this rate could take a turn next week depending on the outcome of Janet Yellen’s speech on Friday.
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