Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
The rate cut may weaken the USD
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish a rate statement and announce an official rate at 20:00 MT on October 30. After that, at 20:30 MT, the Fed Chair Jerome Powell will conduct a press conference.
The analysts anticipate a rate cut by 25 basis points. If the Fed reduces the interest rate, it will be the third policy easing of the year. The Fed Chair Jerome Powell characterizes these interest rate decisions as the central bank’s mid-cycle adjustment. The slash of interest rate would be highly appreciated by the US President Donald Trump amid his criticism of the Fed's monetary policy. Also, it is recommended to pay attention to the tone of the statement, as it may affect the USD.
• If the rate cut happens, the USD will fall;
• If the rate cut does not happen, the USD will rise.
The European Central Bank will publish its monetary policy statement and announce the main refinancing rate on January 23 at 14:45 MT time.
The Bank of Canada (BOC) will release its rate statement alongside the monetary policy report during its meeting on January 22 at 17:00 MT time.
The Bank of England’s interest rate announcement and monetary report will be out at 14:00 MT on January 30.
The Facebook earnings report is coming at 00:00 MT time on January 30.
Apple earnings report is released at 00:00 MT time on January 29.