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Markets expecting another .25% on UK interest rate - OptionsDesk

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facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon London, UK | August 01, 2023 03:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time


OptionsDesk broker Richard Perry speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive to kick off another big week in the financial markets. Perry highlights the 0.25% increase in the UK interest rate expected on Thursday, when the Bank of England's nine-strong monetary policy committee (MPC) convenes.


But the week ahead is filled with other significant economic data releases, including Chinese PMI data, European PMI data, HSBC and BP earnings reports and non-farm payroll data from the US. Perry suggests that the data likely to attract the most interest from traders is the non-farm payroll report, as it provides crucial labour market statistics for the world's largest economy. Investors will closely monitor how the US labour market is faring, as it could impact inflation expectations and influence the Fed's interest rate decisions.


Additionally, market activity is expected around Apple and Amazon's earnings results, particularly in Apple, which is currently trading near all-time highs. Traders may buy short-term cover options to protect against potential downside risks depending on the earnings outcomes.


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