Follow Canadian core retail sales on September 18 at 15:30 MT time!
Bank of Canada’s Meeting
|Last time the Bank of Canada raised the interest rate by 0.25 percentage point (from 1.0% to 1.25%). That’s why it is more likely that the bank will not increase the rate two times in a row. However, analysts expect two more rate hikes later this year. As central banks usually use their statements to explain monetary policy and economic conditions, the BOC may give some clues about the future rate hike. Remember that rate increases have a positive impact on domestic currency. As a result, any hints on higher rates in 2018 will drive the CAD up, while the absence of such comments will be negative for Canadian currency. The Bank of Canada will announce its monetary policy at 17:00 MT time on March 7.|
The Bank of Canada will publish a rate statement and an update on the interest rate on September 9, at 17:00 MT time.
Canada will announce the Canadian retail sales and core retail sales on August 21, at 15:30 MT time
The market sentiment is mixed as investors weigh US stimulus package against the rising infections and worse-than-expected US unemployment claims. Jump in for fresh analysis of EUR/USD, USD/JPY, S&P 500 and gold!
US Initial jobless claims will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The US dollar has broken through the key resistance, it failed to cross since March so far. Riskier assets are dipping. Let’s discuss it in detail.