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Trading Video: EURUSD Traders Buckle Up for FOMC, ECB Stress Tests, Risk Trends

Trading Video: EURUSD Traders Buckle Up for FOMC, ECB Stress Tests, Risk Trends

John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist

Talking Points:

• Next week's economic docket will create an extremely treacherous trading environment

• Top concern is Wednesday's FOMC rate decision which can shift the Dollar and 'risk' outlook

• However, there is plenty more scheduled and a particularly perilous week for the Euro

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Was this past week's rise in capital markets and relief from volatility a false dawn? The recovery from a bad stumble through the first half of October drew limited participation and occurred during the lull of a changing landscape. Looking ahead, the bearings for sentiment, activity levels, positioning and established trends will be put to the test. In a docket that is overflowing with high-level releases, the FOMC rate decision will be the focal point. Not only will this tap a heavily disputed policy forecast for the Dollar's sake, but it could also carry the burden of defining the next 'risk' move for the financial system. Other key releases like the RBNZ and BoJ rate decisions should be accounted for, but the currency with the most persistent pressure will be the Euro - from week's beginning to end. We look at the risk and potential of the week ahead in this weekend Trading Video.

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