Market Overview

Important upcoming events and publications

Important upcoming events and publications for April 26 (GMT):

08:00 Swiss SNB head Thomas Jordan set to deliver a speech that can affect the pairs with the franc. The Swiss currency declined in April, sinking to a more than two years lows against the dollar. Impact on CHF: High.

08:30 UK High Street Lending acts as an indicator of consumer activity. The 10% drop last month to 35.3K loans has attracted the attention, but in March market participants are expecting a return to the recent average near 39K. Effect on GBP: low.

12:30 U.S. GDP first estimate has the most potential for market influence today, as it is least likely to coincide with expectations. Market on average is expected to maintain an annualized growth rate of 2.2%, which is considered to be strong compared to the apparent slowdown in other parts of the world. Impact on USD: High

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