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.
CAD is in focus
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, AUD/CAD, CAD/JPY
The Canadian retail sales will increase volatility for the pairs above. If you look at the economic calendar, you will notice that there are two types of retail sales. Core retail sales tend to be more significant as they exclude automobile sales, which distort the underlying trend. Whereas retail sales reveal the total value of sales. The last report came out worse than expected – sales contracted by 0.4%, while analysts forecasted a 0.5% increase. Overall, the Canadian economy has managed to rebound after the enormous downfall with sales in June and July surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
- If Canadian retail sales are higher than the forecasts, the CAD will go up.
- If sales are lower than expected, the CAD will go down.
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.