Forex Focus on FOMC Statement

Traders will closely watch the Fed statement later today that might add some volatility to the markets as our forex calendar is quite empty today. In Europe investors focus is on the UK election tomorrow as the outcome will open the way for the much anticipated Brexit.

In the American calendar, we have the CPI m/m and the core CPI m/m due at 13:30GMT. In Canada the Capacity Utilization Rate will be released at 13:30GMT.

Crude oil traders will focus on EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change and EIA Cushing Crude Oil Stocks Change due at 15:30GMT.

The main risk event of the day is the Fed Interest Rate Decision the FOMC Statement and the Economic Projections will be out at 19:00GMT. The FOMC Press Conference will start at 19:30GMT.

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Japan PPI Beat Forecasts

During Asian trading session the Japan Producer Price Index came in at 0.2%, beating forecasts of 0.1% in November, while the yearly reading came in at 0.1% above forecasts of 0%. The Japan BSI Large Manufacturing Conditions Index came in at -7.8 below estimates of 4.5 in 4Q.

In Australia, the Westpac Consumer Confidence came in at -1.9% below expectations of -0.7% in December.

The New Zealand Electronic Card Retail Sales (MoM) came in at 2.6% above expectations of 0.5% in November, the yearly reading came in at 5.1% beating expectations of 1.5%.More content