The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
|CPI (Consumer Price Index) is the main inflation indicator. As inflation affects monetary policy of a central bank, there are no doubts that traders should pay attention to CPI releases. The Bank of Canada continues to keep the interest rate unchanged. To raise the key rate the central bank needs a push from the economic data. If the CPI is greater than the forecast, the CAD will appreciate. Look at the CPI data at 15:30 MT time on May 18 to trade the Canadian dollar.|
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.
Canada's retail sales will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT time.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.