The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
5 important things this week will bring us!
5 important things you need to know about this week!
RBA Rate Statement (Tue, 07:30 MT time) – a change of the interest rate isn’t anticipated. But the RBA statement will create moves on the market.
BOC Rate Statement (Wed, 17:00 MT time) – the CB doesn’t plan to change the interest rate but clues on the monetary policy will be important for the CAD.
US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Thu, 17:00 MT time) – data based on responses of purchasing managers will determine the direction of the USD.
CAD Jobs data (Fri, 15:30 MT time) – jobs data are always highly important for the currency. If the actual figures are greater than the forecast, the CAD will go up.
US Jobs data (Fri, 15:30 MT time) – data of three important jobs indicators will be out. Be ready for high volatility on markets.
The NAFTA deal is still unsolved. Mr. Trump twitted that there is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If parties don’t come to a fair agreement, Canada will be out. The NAFTA negotiations will keep affecting the CAD this week.
Brexit. Possibilities of no-deal. On weekends, the Brexit secretary Mr. Raab said that he is sure about the Brexit deal but still has a plan in case of no-deal. Theresa May said that she won’t let the second referendum happen and won’t surrender. The EU negotiator Mr. Barnier said that he is strongly opposed to the UK proposals and advised manufacturers of European cars to use less British-made parts after Brexit.
Let’s see whether there is more news this week.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
Australia will release employment change and an unemployment rate on Thursday, October 14, at 03:30 MT (GMT+3).
The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).