Tomorrow we can expect more volatility due to the data to be released at 2:30 p.m. It will be the PCE inflation index in the US.

PCE: The change in prices of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding food and energy;

Currency impact: If “Current” greater than “Forecast” USD will gain to other currencies;

Frequency: Published monthly, about 30 days after the end of the month;

Next publication: March 29, 2024.

After the PCE data
After the PCE data was published a month ago, the USDJPY pair rose 32 pips.

Differs from Core CPI in that it only measures goods and services targeted towards and consumed by individuals. Prices are weighted according to total expenditure per item which gives important insights into consumer spending behavior. CPI is released about 10 days earlier and tends to garner most of the attention;

Why there may be more volatility:

It is the Federal Reserve’s primary measure of inflation. Inflation is important for currency valuations because rising prices prompt the central bank to raise interest rates because of the Fed’s role in curbing inflation;

PCE is expected to rise to 0.4% m/m
PCE is expected to rise to 0.4% m/m. If the data turned out to be lower than expected, it could weaken the dollar.

The Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index is a measure of prices paid by consumers for goods and services. It is a key indicator of inflation in the United States and is closely watched by the Federal Reserve (Fed) in its monetary policy decision-making process.

The Fed’s main task is to achieve stable prices and maximum sustainable employment, and it uses monetary policy tools such as interest rate adjustments and quantitative easing to achieve these goals. Inflation, as measured by indicators such as the PCE, is a key factor influencing Fed decisions.

When the PCE index indicates that inflation is rising above the Fed’s target rate (usually around 2%), the Fed can respond by implementing tighter monetary policy measures. This could include raising interest rates to cool spending and investment, which in turn could help ease inflationary pressures.

Conversely, if the PCE index suggests that inflation is below the Fed’s target, or if there are concerns about deflation (falling prices), the Fed may pursue accommodative monetary policy. This may include lowering interest rates or implementing other stimulus measures to encourage borrowing, spending and investment, thereby boosting economic activity and inflation.

In general, the PCE index provides the Fed with important information about the state of inflation in the economy, which in turn influences monetary policy decisions. However, the Fed also considers a number of other economic indicators and factors in making its decisions, including employment data, GDP growth, financial market conditions and global economic trends.

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