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Key events: USA - Existing Home Sales USA - Existing Home Sales (Oct) USA - FOMC Meeting Minutes Global stocks held steady near two-month highs on Friday, and Treasury yields briefly touched two-month lows as investors maintained the belief that US interest rates have reached their peak and could potentially decrease next year.
Key events: USA - PPI (MoM) (Sep) USA - FOMC Meeting Minutes On Tuesday, the Dow Jones closed with gains, primarily influenced by fresh comments from the Federal Reserve suggesting a potential pause in rate hikes next month. This development helped keep Treasury yields in check. The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a 0.6% increase, equivalent to a rise of 185 points, while the Nasdaq saw a 0.8% gain, and the S&P 500 climbed by 0.7%.
Key events: USA - Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Aug) USA - Crude Oil Inventories US stocks continued their decline on Tuesday, extending losses for the month. Concerns among investors persist about the possibility of interest rates remaining elevated for an extended period and the potential impact of a government shutdown.
In the intricate web of global financial markets, few events hold as much sway over investor sentiment and market dynamics as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. These gatherings, conducted by the United States Federal Reserve, transcend the realm of routine policy discussions. They wield the power to set the tone for economic growth, interest rates, and the overall direction of financial markets not only in the United States but also reverberating across the globe.
Key events: USA - FOMC Member Daly Speaks USA - FOMC Member Mester Speaks USA - FOMC Member Bostic Speaks UK - BoE Gov Bailey Speaks On Friday, US stocks showed little change and ended the week with a downward trend as investors analyzed a range of data released at the beginning of the month. This data seemed to bolster confidence in the stability of the US economy, leading to expectations that interest rates may remain elevated for an extended period.
The USD/CAD currency pair represents the relationship between the US dollar and the Canadian dollar and is a favored choice among currency traders due to its active trading hours, volatility, and relatively tight spreads. In this article, we will explore the key trading characteristics of USD/CAD, including its trading time, volatility, and spread, as well as factors that affect the US to CAD exchange rate, such as macroeconomic indicators, monetary policy, commodity prices, market sentiment and risk appetite, and political and geopolitical factors.
Recently, all the headlines were focused on the US debt ceiling, sparking discussions and concerns about the state of the nation's finances. The US debt has become a topic of great importance, drawing attention from economists, policymakers, and the public alike. But why is everyone talking about US debt? The answer lies in the significant implications it holds for the economy, financial stability, international relations, and the political landscape.
Key events: USA - Juneteenth Eurozone - ECB's Lane Speaks Eurozone - ECB's Schnabel Speaks The S&P 500 closed lower on Friday due to the influence of market heavyweights like Microsoft, following comments from two Federal Reserve officials that dampened optimism regarding the central bank's imminent completion of aggressive interest rate hikes.