- U.S. GDP to Contract for First Time Since 1Q 2011
- Personal Consumption to Increase More Than 3% for
Trading the News: U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The preliminary U.S. 1Q GDP report may spur a near-term rebound in the EUR/USD as the growth rate is expected to contract 0.5% during the first three-months of 2014.
Why Is This Event Important:
Indeed, a marked downward revision may undermine the near-term rebound in the dollar as it gives the Federal Reserve greater scope to further delay its exit strategy, and the greenback may struggle to hold its ground ahead of the next policy meeting on
Expectations: Bearish Argument/Scenario
Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) (APR)
Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (APR)
Personal Consumption Expenditure Core (YoY) (MAR)
Subdued wage growth paired with sticky inflation raises the risk of seeing a larger-than-expected contraction in the U.S. economy, and a dismal print may spark a rebound in the EUR/USD as the dampens the prospects for a stronger recovery in 2014.
Risk: Bullish Argument/Scenario
Durable Goods Orders (APR)
Change in Non-Farm Payrolls (APR)
Personal Spending (MAR)
Nevertheless, the resilience in private sector consumption paired with the ongoing improvement in the labor market may generate an upbeat GDP report, and a positive development may trigger fresh monthly lows in the EUR/USD as it raises the outlook for the U.S. economy.
How To Trade This Event Risk(Video)
Bearish USD Trade: U.S. Economy Contracts 0.5% or Greater
Bullish USD Trade: 1Q GDP Exceeds Market Forecast
Potential Price Targets For The Release
Impact that the U.S. GDP report has had on EUR/USD during the last quarter
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4Q P 2013 U.S. GDP
The preliminary 4Q GDP showed a downward revision in the growth rate, with the world's largest economy expanding an annualized 2.4% during the last three-months of 2014, while Personal Consumption increased 2.6% during the same period after climbing 2.0% in the third-quarter. Despite the weaker-than-expected GDP print, the EUR/USD failed to hold above the 1.3800 handle during the U.S. trade, with the pair ending the day at 1.3798.