Persistent Inflation to Revive Greenback Bulls?

Inflation angst may make its jarring presence felt as soon as extra, because the upcoming US inflation information launch holds court docket amidst the approaching week’s international financial calendar:

Monday, August 8

  • AUD: Australia July international reserves
  • NZD: New Zealand 3Q 2-year inflation expectation

Tuesday, August 9

  • AUD: Australia July family spending, August shopper confidence
  • Coinbase 2Q earnings

Wednesday, August 10

  • CNH: China July CPI, PPI
  • USD: US July shopper worth index (CPI), speeches by Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari
  • US crude: EIA weekly oil stock report
  • Disney 2Q earnings

Thursday, August 11

  • AUD: Australia August shopper inflation expectations
  • USD: US weekly jobless claims, July PPI, speech by San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly

Friday, August 12

  • GBP: UK June GDP, industrial manufacturing; 2Q GDP, exterior commerce
  • EUR: Eurozone June industrial manufacturing
  • USD: US August shopper sentiment

For the US July shopper worth index (CPI), the median estimate from the Bloomberg survey is available in at 8.8%.

In that case, that will mark a moderation within the headline inflation print from June’s 9.1%, after 4 consecutive months of the headline CPI print exceeding market forecasts.

Indicators of easing inflationary pressures could permit the US Federal Reserve to begin backing off from its aggressive rate-hiking stance, having already raised rates of interest by a cumulative 225 foundation factors since March.

Markets expect simply one other 100 foundation factors to go on this ongoing charge hike cycle, earlier than the Fed then reversing course by mid-2023 to keep away from tipping the US economic system right into a recession.

In different phrases, markets assume that the “largest chunks” of the Fed’s mountaineering cycle are already behind us.

Such a story has put the US greenback within the again seat in latest weeks, in flip permitting danger belongings reminiscent of shares and cryptos to stage a restoration.

(Notice that such expectations could alter considerably later at present – Friday, August fifth – provided that this text is being written earlier than the discharge of the July US nonfarm payrolls report).

US greenback pulls away from multi-year excessive

Since posting a 2-year excessive on July 14th, the equally-weighted US greenback index has faltered again to its 50-day easy transferring common (SMA).

This USD index measures the US greenback’s efficiency in opposition to six different main currencies, all in equal proportions:


How would possibly the upcoming US CPI print impression the greenback?

A lower-than-expected CPI print could immediate this USD index to fall beneath its 50-day SMA and check the 1.16832 – 1.17090, being its latest cycle low and a key Fibonacci retracement line since its ascent from early April.

In any other case, a fifth-consecutive upside shock within the official CPI information, that forces markets to revive their bets for extra larger-than-usual Fed charge hikes within the pipeline, might even see the USD index climbing again above its 50-day SMA.

Rapid resistance may be seen across the 1.18913 Fibonacci degree, with stronger resistance set to reach on the “twin peaks” round 1.195.

Listen additionally to the roster of Fed converse within the coming week, which can provide larger insights into how Fed officers interpret the trail ahead for US rates of interest.

Contemporary significant insights into the trail ahead for US rates of interest are set to sway the buck, which in flip would reverberate throughout the FX universe.

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