Fundamental Analysis: February 2
The stability of the US dollar cannot be weaken by the conflicting data of the USA. In the fourth quarter, the economy of the USA increased by 0.7% only versus the reported of +0.8% and the preceding value of 2.0%, according to the initial statistics. In the meantime, along with expectations at 1.2%, the direct consumption expenditures index increased. In the preceding value of 93.3, the Michigan consumer confidence index dropped to 92.0 in opposition of the reported 93.0. Generally, the economic scene is somewhat variegated. The previous Fed statements that the country's economy is in a slow phase made the market be ready for poor Gross Domestic Product data.
To some extent, the positive inflation deliverance of the January euro zone appeased the bears' intensity who attempts to be a future monetary policy easing in March by the ECB. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), a manufacturing sector of US, has been anticipated to produce negative data. The index occurs at the level of 48.2 in opposition of the reported 48.1. The EUR/USD currency pair became stronger by the end of the trades.
As stated by the Central Bank of Iraq, the negative manufacturing orders balance dynamics indicated that the production sector Purchasing Managers Index forecast could be more weak than the consensus report. In any case, the data appeared better than the reported median 52.9 in opposition to 51.8. The GBP/USD pair strengthened intensely by the end of the trades.
For the first time of its history, the Bank of Japan published a negative interest rate which causes to be the primary newsmaker in the past week. AS stated by BOJ, the current rate will stay unless the regulator finds a sturdy inflation rate of 2% per annum. The USD/JPY pair somewhat reduced by the end of the trades.