Let's look at the news event's we've got lining up this week...
The USD Retail Sales Report is set for Tuesday which shows the total value of sales at a retail level. Consumer spending accounts for a majority of economic activity, and therefore when citizens spend, it is a sign that people have jobs, people are making money, and people are able to spend money for whatever it is they want.
Analysts expect to see a 0.2% decline in the USD Retail Sales compared to the previous month at 0.6%. The Core reading is expected at a minor 0.2% increase after the previous reading at 1.3%. This report will likely paint a mixed picture of consumer spending, so I suggest looking at the data once released before making any trading decisions.
This week, all eyes are on the RBNZ as the central bank is widely expected to hike rates from 0.25% to 0.50%. These hawkish expectations are supported by stronger than expected quarterly inflation and employment figures, as New Zealand has been weathering the pandemic far better than any of its peers. Keep in mind that the RBNZ has already committed to scaling back its easing program in July, suggesting that policymakers are keen on keeping price pressures in check.
This release should shed more light on whether policymakers are shifting to a more optimistic stance or not. In their latest statement, the Fed refrained from giving a timeline for tapering asset purchases, citing that they need to see "substantial further progress has been made toward its maximum employment and price stability goals” before making adjustments".
The Employment Change report is a measure of the change in the number of employed people in Australia. Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity. The number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labour-market conditions.
Job creation is expected to decline by 46k in July after the previous month where we saw job creation of 29.1k. This might be enough to move the unemployment rate up to 5.0%.
9/24/2021 The People's Bank of China banned all crypto transactions on overseas Chinese services along with its domestic ban. Bitcoin is down over 8% today and Ethereum is down 11.48%. Our outlook I think we're seeing a lot of noise around China and their condemning of cryptocurrencies before they digitize their own. In the short […]
Let's look into the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Summary which took place on Thursday the 23rd of September, 2021. Quick Summary: BoE keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.10% BoE will maintain its asset purchasing target at £875B The vote to keep policy unchanged passed with a 7-2 vote The minutes of the MPC meeting […]
9/23/2021 The precious metal snapped three days of gains and tumbled back down to the support range from $1740s-1760s approximately. Gold is down -.56% on the day going into the opening of the NY session. Our outlook Gold will likely rise on the US indices falling, and is usually due to slowing economic growth. Because […]
9/21/2021 Bitcoin Update For the past month, Bitcoin went on a tear rising over 20% from the beginning of August. Recently, however, China and other risk-off factors have contributed to a 23% decline from the recent highs around $52,760. Now the most prominent crypto has touched these monthly lows which could be a potentially good […]