Market Brief 3 August: Interest Rate Decision from the U.K. to Influence the Pound

The major focus of the day will be on the pound and the U.S. dollar. There’ll be a lot of activity today and thus potential opportunities to capitalize on.

United Kingdom

GBP 09:30 a.m. GMT +1, Services PMI (Jul) – expectations for the performance sector are for an increase in July at 53.6 vs. 53.4 for the previous period. If the actual news point to better results than those projected, this should be read as a positive sign for the pound. However, if the news are a lot weaker this should weaken the currency.

GBP 12:00 GMT +1 BoE Interest Rate Decision (August) – this is the news of the day for the British pound and the market is likely to react strongly within the first minutes of the news coming out. Projections are for no change, and the rate remaining at 0.25%. If the Central Bank decides to increase the rate, this should be read as a sign of confidence in the economy and thus a boosting factor for the value of the cable. If, on the other hand, there is an unexpected cut, this should drive the pound down.

GBP 12:30 GMT +1 Gov Carney Speaks – the head of the Central Bank of England will speak on the monetary policy of the country and comment on trends in the economy that have a direct impact on the interest rates in the country.

United States

USD 15:00 p.m. ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jul) – Projections are for a slight decrease in the services sector of the U.S. Analysts foresee a performance at 57.0 for the month of July vs. 57.4 for the previous month. If the report comes out lower than projections, this should devalue the U.S. dollar even more. And, if the news is better than expectations, this should be read as a positive sign for the currency.

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