Central bank speakers dominate

It’s a relatively light data week ahead in the currency markets with the bulk of important data being released today. Throughout the week we will hear from a whole host of board members from the Federal open markets committee (FOMC), the Bank of England (BoE), the European Central Bank (ECB) and other central banks. When these people talk investors do listen and look out for any future hints on monetary policy. If there are big hints towards movement in their countries policies, you will expect the market to react accordingly.

There is also the small matter of the Supreme court ruling into Boris Johnsons’ Prorogation and what decision they came to after the court case last week. 11 of the 12 judges will be back in court from today debating the cases given and a ruling is scheduled to be released to the public at some point this week.

This week’s key data points


  • European Manufacturing and Services PMI
  • MPC member Tenreyro
  • ECB President Draghi
  • US Manufacturing
  • FOMC Member’s Williams and Bullard


  • BOJ Gov Kuroda
  • Bank of Australia Gov Lowe


  • FOMC Member’s Evans and George
  • NZD rate decision
  • Crude Oil Inventories


  • ECB President Draghi
  • BOE Gov Mark Carney
  • FOMC Members Bullard and Clarida


  • MPC Member Saunders
  • FOMC Member Quaries
  • USD Core durable goods

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From all at Optimal Currency, have a great week.

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