All Eyes on UK General Election 2017 and ECB’s Policy Announcement


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The U.S. dollar managed to pare its losses after Comey's statement as it is alleviates the fears that could lead to an indictment of the US President.

  • The U.S. dollar index (DXY), which measures the Greenback against a basket of currencies, settled at 96.60 pips yesterday, in anticipation of UK general election 2017.


The common currency was under selling pressure ahead of the European Central Bank's policy announcement. Meanwhile, Bloomberg, citing unnamed euro zone officials, said the central bank was preparing to lower its annual inflation forecast for the next three years.


All eyes on the UK, with Britain going to the polls to pick a new government in the general election 2017. Technically, if the Conservatives win a majority, Cable could hit new highs and touch the psychological $1.35 vs. USD.

Gold prices

Gold prices edged lower yesterday to $1,284, as USD recovered and as markets await ECB’s decision and UK general election 2017.


Oil prices fell materially yesterday after the U.S. government reported an unexpected increase in crude inventories as the U.S. crude stocks rose 3.3 million barrels to 513 million barrels.

The most important economic events:

  • EUR European Central Bank Rate Decision (JUN 08): (GMT 11:45) – Important – Forecast (0.00%) – Previous (0.00%).
  • EUR ECB Marginal Lending Facility (JUN 08): (GMT 11:45) – Important – Forecast (0.25%) – Previous (0.25%).
  • EUR ECB Deposit Facility Rate (JUN 08): (GMT 11:45) – Important – Forecast (-0.40%) – Previous (-0.40%).
  • EUR ECB President Mario Draghi Holds Press Conference: (GMT 12:30) – Important

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