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US Dollar: forecast for Nov 30 - Dec 6

By Kira Iukhtenko

The coming December will likely be an intense month for the financial markets. The US Fed will hold its policy meeting on December 16 – an initial rate hike is very likely. These expectations create a strong bullish risk for the US currency. The USD index is hovering slightly below the March highs of 100 points.

The US economic calendar on the new week is busy. Currency market will likely react on every positive headline. Watch the Manufacturing PMI on Tuesday. On Wednesday, a range of the Fed’s officials will deliver their speeches. All the recent comments were bullish. On Thursday, the Fed’s chief Yellen will deliver a speech. On Friday, markets will focus on the November labor market report. The October data was highly positive, so there is potential for more bullish surprises. To sum up, the US dollar is a BUY on the coming week. 


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