The Week Ahead: 21st – 25th February 2022

Overview for the Week Ahead

The euro rallied on Monday, taking heart from news of a possible meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

Many details remain unclear, but the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said the two leaders had agreed in principle to a summit on “security and strategic stability in Europe.”

The White House said in a statement that Biden had accepted the meeting “in principle” but only “if an invasion hasn’t happened.”

The euro climbed 0.48% higher to $1.1375 at 09.45 GMT+2 after it lost some ground in early trade. The risk-friendly Australian dollar gained 0.55%.

Currency markets investors are focused on central bank policy, seeking clues on the speed and size of interest rate hikes in major markets.

Markets will be closely watching remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve policy makers this week for any hint that an expected rate hike at the Fed’s March meeting could veer more towards to 50 basis points instead of the current consensus for a 25-basis point increase.

British carmaker Lotus is planning a multibillion-pound flotation and the company is speaking to prospective investors, The Times reported, without citing the source of the information.

Lotus is moving to open a production plant in China and is targeting annual sales of 100,000 by the end of the decade, the newspaper said.

Kind reminder that today in the US is Presidents’ Day, the update trading schedule can be seen here – https://errante.com/newsroom/errante-presidents-day-trading-schedule-2022/

This Week’s High Impact Events

The times below are GMT +2.

Monday 21st February

  • 10.30 onwards – Europe & UK – Flash Manufacturing & Flash Services PMI

Potential instruments to Trade: EUR & GBP Crosses. 

Tuesday 22nd February

  • 11.00 – Europe – Germany ifo Business Climate

Potential instruments to Trade: EUR Crosses. 

  • 16.45 – US – Flash Manufacturing & Flash Services PMI

Potential instruments to Trade: USD Crosses. 

  • 17.00 – USD – CB Consumer Confidence

Potential instruments to Trade: USD Crosses. 

Wednesday 23rd February

  • 15.30 – New Zealand – Official Cash Rate, RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement, & RBNZ Rate Statement

Potential instruments to Trade: NZD Crosses. 

  • 03.30 – New Zealand – RBNZ Press Conference

Potential instruments to Trade: NZD Crosses. 

  • 11.30 – UK – Monetary Policy Report Hearings

Potential instruments to Trade: GBP Crosses. 

Thursday 24th February

  • 15.30 – US – Prelim GDP q/q, & Unemployment Claims

Potential instruments to Trade: USD Crosses. 

  • 18.00 – US – Crude Oil Inventories

Potential instruments to Trade: USD & CAD Crosses. 

  • 19.00 – US – FOMC Member Mester Speaks

Potential instruments to Trade: USD Crosses. 

Friday 25th February

  • 15.30 – US – Core PCE Price Index m/m, Core Durable Goods Orders m/m, & Durable Goods Orders m/m

Potential instruments to Trade: USD Crosses. 

  • 17.00 – US – Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment

Potential instruments to Trade: USD Crosses. 

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