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Summary:

  • Euro showing upside potential.
  • UK economic data exceeds market expectations.
  • SNB turns hawkish, which acts in favour of the CHF.
  • Investors turning to JPY in times of market uncertainty.

Read next: (EUR/USD, EUR/GBP) Market Participants Betting On A More Hawkish ECB, A Dovish BoJ Weighs On The Safe-Haven Currency (USD/JPY) - Good Morning Forex! 

The US Dollar is likely to experience volatility during the next trading week.

Market sentiment for this major currency pair is reflecting a bullish market sentiment. The next trading week is full of economic data releases which are likely to impact the US Dollar, on Thursday the Fed’s preferred inflation reading PCE will give the market an indication of the growing pressures in the U.S.

The Euro is also showing upside potential as investors expect the European Central Bank (ECB) will tighten their monetary policy during the summer.

US Dollar Is Likely To Experience Volatility In The Coming Weeks (EUR/USD), UK Retail Data Exceeds Market Expectations (EUR/GBP), SNB Turns Hawkish Causing the CHF To Rally (EUR/CHF) - Good Morning Forex! - 1 EUR/USD Price Chart

UK retail data exceeds market expectations.

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Pound (GBP) takes a tumble after BoE hike

Kenny Fisher Kenny Fisher 06.05.2022 09:56
The British pound is fading badly on Thursday. GBP/USD has dropped a staggering 2.15% today and has fallen below the 1.24 line for the first time since July 2020. After the BoE decision, market focus has shifted to the elections in Northern Ireland later today. A Sinn Fein victory could weigh on the wobbly pound.   BoE hike fails to impress markets The BoE raised interest rates for a fourth straight time since December, bringing the Official Bank Rate to 1.00%, its highest since 2009. Yet the market reception to the BoE move was decidedly chilly, as the pound has plunged almost 2% today. Why the sour reaction from the markets? The 0.25% was a modest move and it’s questionable if it will have much impact on soaring inflation. In March, CPI rose to 7.0%, up from 6.2%, and the BoE has warned that inflation could surpass 10%. The modest rate hike passed by a vote of 6-3, surprising the markets which had expected an 8-1 vote. Two MPC members called for a 0.50% hike, which reveals a sharp split within the MPC. Governor Bailey admitted after the meeting that an uncertain economic outlook had led to a range of views in the MPC, and such a statement can hardly be expected to instill confidence amongst investors. The BoE cannot be blamed for not being aggressive – it is well into its rate-hike cycle and the policy summary noted that “some degree of further tightening in monetary policy may still be appropriate in the coming months”. In addition, the BoE dropped the word “modest” to describe upcoming rate hikes. Yet the markets appeared to focus on the split vote and the warning from the BoE that the country could face a sharp economic downturn, and the thumbs-down response has sent the pound sharply lower. As expected, the Federal Reserve raised rates at its meeting by a half-point, the largest increase in 20 years. The Fed signalled that it will deliver additional half-point hikes in June and July, with Fed Chair Powell stating that the FOMC was not “actively considering” a 0.75% increase. The Fed is also implementing quantitative tightening with a reduction in the balance sheet. Starting in June, the Fed will sell USD 45 billion/mth in assets, which will rise to USD 95 billion/mth in September. In sharp contrast to the BoE’s hike, the financial markets reacted positively, as investors believe that the Fed’s rate hikes can curb inflation while ensuring a soft landing for the economy and avoiding a recession.     GBP/USD Technical GBP/USD faces resistance at 1.2612 and 1.2719 There is support at 1.2272 and 1.2179           This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.
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US Dollar Is Likely To Experience Volatility In The Coming Weeks (EUR/USD), UK Retail Data Exceeds Market Expectations (EUR/GBP), SNB Turns Hawkish Causing the CHF To Rally (EUR/CHF) - Good Morning Forex!

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 20.05.2022 15:22
Summary: Euro showing upside potential. UK economic data exceeds market expectations. SNB turns hawkish, which acts in favour of the CHF. Investors turning to JPY in times of market uncertainty. Read next: (EUR/USD, EUR/GBP) Market Participants Betting On A More Hawkish ECB, A Dovish BoJ Weighs On The Safe-Haven Currency (USD/JPY) - Good Morning Forex!  The US Dollar is likely to experience volatility during the next trading week. Market sentiment for this major currency pair is reflecting a bullish market sentiment. The next trading week is full of economic data releases which are likely to impact the US Dollar, on Thursday the Fed’s preferred inflation reading PCE will give the market an indication of the growing pressures in the U.S. The Euro is also showing upside potential as investors expect the European Central Bank (ECB) will tighten their monetary policy during the summer. EUR/USD Price Chart UK retail data exceeds market expectations. Market sentiment for this currency pair is showing mixed signals. The GBP saw a positive market turn around on Friday after a positive market turnaround. UK sales volume data raised by 1.4% in April following a fall of 1.2% during March. The data release exceeded the market expectation of -0.2%. The data shows that UK households are showing resilience in the current economic environment. EUR/GBP Price Chart CHF rallies on Friday Market sentiment is showing bearish signals for this currency pair. On Thursday the Swiss Franc began to rally after the president of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced that they are ready to act on the rising inflation which is currently at 2.5%. EUR/CHF Price Chart GBP/JPY currency pair Market sentiment is showing bearish signals for this currency pair. This currency pair is sensitive to risk appetite, as investors begin to turn away from risky investments, the JPY tends to strengthen due to its safe-haven asset. GBP/JPY Price Chart Read next:Major Index NASDAQ (IXIC) Sell Off After Equities Fall, Will the ECB Turn Hawkish?  Sources: finance.yahoo.com, dailyfx.com, poundsterlinglive.com

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