US Core monthly retails sales will be announced on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
Canada’s CPI and Retail Sales
|Canadian inflation figures are considered to be very important by Forex traders who use CPI release to estimate the likelihood of another rate hike this year. The Bank of Canada is expected to continue raising interest rates, but only as long as price pressures hold up.|
|Canada’s annual inflation rate rose from 1.0% in June to 1.2% in July. Following this release, Canadian central bank raised its interest rate for the first time in 7 years. If CPI number once again exceeds expectations, traders will buy the CAD. If the reading disappoints, Canadian currency will suffer.|
|Retail sales will also be published at 15:30 MT time on September 22. The last release showed that the nation’s retail sales cooled in June after three consecutive months of solid growth. So far, the data doesn’t derail the rate hike prospect, but the CAD will be very sensitive to the indicator’s update.|
Stock significantly surged: S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached 6-week highs. The market sentiment may deteriorate today as Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine trails have been stopped because of the unexplained illness.
The Australian jobs data is announced on Thursday at 03:30 MT time.
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.
The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.