Tokyo Session Monday saw the Euro advance sharply as Macron; the market-friendly candidate won the first round of French elections. Investors hope for a Macron occupation of the Elysses. Safe-haven Yen edged lower across board, likewise Gold and the commodity currency XAUUSD.
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Outlook Report and Monetary Policy decisions on early Thursday, April 27. The BOJ will host a press conference at 2:30 AM ET. European Central Bank (ECB) will announce its Monetary Policy later on the same day. ECB President Mario Draghi is expected to hold the benchmark rate and stimulus programs without any changes.
Market Catalysts to watch today: German Ifo Business Climate Index (Apr) 4:00 AM ET, UK CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Apr) 6:00 AM ET, Canada Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Feb) 8:30 AM ET, Minneapolis Fed President Neil Kashkari Speaks 11:30 AM ET.