The Bitcoin “death cross” has occurred. The S&P 500 rallied the most in five weeks! Crude oil and gold jumped as the US dollar weakened.
Any optimism for the Canadian labor market?
What will happen?
Canadian Employment Rate and Unemployment Change are announced on April 9, at 15:30.
Since May, which saw the unemployment rate reach 13.7% in Canada, this indicator has been going down until it came to 8.5% in November. After that, however, it started growing again and reached back up to 9.4% in January. February saw a drop to 8.2% - the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March. It was good news as the market was expecting 9.4%.
How to trade the Canadian jobs data?
This time, the expectation is 8.2% for the unemployment rate in Canada. Any major deviation from that may lead to a corresponding reaction in the course of the CAD.
- If the unemployment rate is lower than expected, the CAD may gain value;
- Otherwise, the CAD will drop.
Instruments to trade: AUD/CAD, USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, GBP/CAD
Wednesday will please traders as many economic indicators will be out! The USA, UK, and Euro Area will release PMI reports on June 23 from 10:15 to 16:45 MT.
Last week the USD soared versus other major currencies, while gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months. Let’s see what new moves await us this week!
US PCE Price Index will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT.
Microsoft joined Apple in the $2 trillion dollar club! Follow PMI reports from the US, UK, and EU throughout the day!
The Bank of England will release its statement and announce its monetary policy decision on June 24 at 14:00 MT.