US stocks and oil slipped as Donald Trump threatened not to sign a long-awaited stimulus bill into law. The market sentiment had been already fragile, and Trump’s comments worsened it even more.
Bank of Canada’s meeting
|In the environment of uncertainty caused by trade wars, it is not likely that the Bank of Canada will raise the interest rate. However, every piece of information from the central bank will give new drivers the market sending USD/CAD either up or down. During the meeting at 17:00 MT time on April 18, the BOC Governor will define the nation’s future monetary policy. If the speech is hawkish, the Canadian dollar will be able to gain strength. The regulator’s press conference will start at 18:15 MT time.|
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.