The US Dollar depreciates against major currencies on November 01
The US dollar is depreciating against major currencies during trading on Tuesday, the focus this week is the meetings of major central banks.
Market participants are waiting for the results of the two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve System (FRS), which will be summed up on Wednesday. Traders are confident that the US Central Bank will raise the base interest rate by 75 basis points (bp) following the results of the fourth meeting in a row. As a result, the rate will reach the level of 3.75-4% – the maximum since December 2007.
Traders will be closely watching Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s statements to see if the US central bank intends to slow down the pace of policy tightening from December, writes the Financial Times newspaper.
The Bank of England is also holding a meeting this week, its results will be made public on 3 November. Experts expect the British Central Bank to raise the base rate by 75 bp. – until 3%. The Bank of England did not raise the rate by more than 50 bp. since 1989, notes FT.