The US dollar keeps falling for the third day in a row, whereas riskier assets are rising. Let’s discuss the main market events and analyze the charts.
An opportunity to trade the Canadian dollar
The Bank of Canada will make its rate statement on December 5 at 17:00 MT time.
Last time the Reserve Bank of Canada lifted its interest rate to 1.75% in October, as widely expected. It was the third increase this year. The rate reached the highest level since 2008. As the USMCA agreement was reached, the BOC can suggest hints on further tightening of its monetary policy. We do not anticipate the rate hike this time, but the comments from the statement can increase the volatility in the market.
• If the BOC statement is hawkish, the CAD will rise.
• If the BOC statement is dovish, the CAD will fall.
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.