Markets are buzzing with anticipation for the Fed’s easing cycle starting in March, fueled by recent data and dovish sentiment. Here’s a quick glimpse at what’s on tap this week:


Key events:

  • China data dump: Watch for Q4 GDP, retail sales, and property figures on Wednesday. Soft numbers could spark volatility.
  • UK on the spotlight: Employment, inflation, and retail sales data coming out this week – GBPUSD key levels to watch are 1.2675 (support) and 1.2760 (resistance).
  • Fed speakers: Christopher Waller’s speech on Tuesday could offer further clues about the easing timeline.
  • US retail sales: A weak report on Wednesday could boost gold and weigh on the USD.
  • Japan inflation and BoJ decision: Inflation data on Thursday might influence the central bank’s rate decision next week.


Other things to keep an eye on:

  • US earnings: Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley report this week.
  • US politics: Iowa Caucuses on Monday could offer insights into the presidential race.
  • Options expiry: Equity index and VIX expiry this week could lead to higher volatility.



  • British Pound: Several key reports could impact GBPUSD.
  • Japanese Yen: Inflation data and the BoJ decision are crucial this week.


Check out this week’s Economic Calendar here!

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