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What does the data mean to the market?

Mexico's central bank votes on where to set the countries interest rate.

Traders watch interest rate changes closely as interest rates are the primary factor in currency valuation.

A higher than expected rate is positive/bullish for the MXN (Mexican Peso), while a lower than expected rate is negative/bearish for the MXN.

Historic deviations and their outcome

June 24 2021 A shock hike in the rate by 0.25 basis points saw three minutes of continuing price action, making for a lovely trade and lots of opportunity to bank loads of pips.

Check out the price action here:

November 12 2020 We saw an increase of +18 basis point (bps) from the average forecast, which created a massive 546 pip move in the first minute following the data release, that's an average of 30 pips per basis point. Great move!

Check out the price action here:

August 15 2019 We saw a cut of -25 basis points (bps) from the average forecast, resulting in a move of 831 pips which was a lovely move!

Check out the price action here:

I will use forecasts of:

Interest Rate 4.75

Today's trade plan

Twenty-five economists predict a no change whereas one is suggesting a cut to 4.5 which gives us an outside chance of a trade.

I will be looking for a deviation of 0.25 in either direction from the forecast, which should result in another very tradable move.

Tradable pairs


Hope this helps but please do your own analysis!!

Good luck!!

James Thatcher

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