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week 19 economic calendar hero 2024

Stay Ahead of the Week: Market Events (06/5 – 10/5/24)

This week’s market events:

Stay informed and prepared with the following updates

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EUR ECB Press Conference:

Following the European Central Bank’s (ECB) economic policy decision, the ECB President gives a press conference regarding monetary policy. The president’s comments may influence the volatility of the Euro (EUR) and determine a short-term positive or negative trend. If the president adopts a hawkish tone it is considered bullish for the EUR, whereas if the tone is dovish the result is usually bearish for the Euro.

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GBP BoE Monetary Policy Report:

The Bank of England publishes a quarterly report which includes a detailed economic analysis on which the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) bases its interest rate decisions. More importantly, the report also presents an assessment of the prospects for UK inflation over the following two years. Elevated inflation projections are generally bullish for the Pound Sterling (GBP) as they imply higher interest rates. Likewise, low inflation expectations are bearish for GBP.

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GBP BoE’s Governor Bailey speech:

Andrew Bailey is the Bank of England’s Governor. He took office on March 16th, 2020, at the end of Mark Carney’s term. Bailey was serving as the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority before being designated. This British central banker was also the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from April 2013 to July 2016 and the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England from January 2004 until April 2011.

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GBP Gross Domestic Product (YoY)(Q1):

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), released by the Office for National Statistics on a monthly and quarterly basis, is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced in the UK during a given period. The GDP is considered as the main measure of UK economic activity. The YoY reading compares economic activity in the reference quarter compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Generally speaking, a rise in this indicator is bullish for the Pound Sterling (GBP), while a low reading is seen as bearish.

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