Currency Outlook: 20/11/23

Business finance
Thanim Islam

At Equals Money, it’s our mission to make money movement as simple as possible and we want to help your business move forward in 2023 despite any potential disruptions, such as market volatility or adverse currency fluctuations.

One of the ways we can help your business is by looking closer at the currency pairs you care about, by analysing market data that’s historically had an impact and using it to provide insight and to forecast what could come next.

Read on to take a look at our current outlook for w/b 20/11/23.

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Key FX dates & events this week:

Tuesday 21st November 2023

  • Existing home sales (October)
  • FOMC Minutes

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

  • Initial jobless claims
  • U. of Michigan sentiment and inflation expectations (November)
  • UK Autumn budget statement

Thursday 23rd November 2023

  • UK PMI (November)
  • EU PMI (November)

Friday 24th November 2023

  • German GDP (Q3 Final)
  • German IFO surveys (November)
  • US PMI (November)

USD remains soft

Last week’s softer US inflation numbers kept the dollar on the back foot throughout the week, as 10-year treasury yields fell to two-month lows. The USD index is also at a two-month low consequently. We could see some consolidation of this weakness this week, given we are heading into a quieter and shorter US week.

Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.

November PMIs on the radar

US economic activity continues to be ahead compared to the UK and EU, and towards the end of the week we’ll get a gauge as to the extent of this in November. The soft-landing narrative in the US continues to dominate market themes and we shall see if the data supports this

Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.

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