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.
Inflation data is the most important indicator that affects the central bank’s monetary policy. The bank decides whether to raise the interest rate or not by considering inflation figures. CPI is the most important inflation-related indicator. As a result, it’s obvious that traders pay great attention to it. CPI data will be out on July 20 at 15:30 MT time.
The CAD strongly needs support of positive economic data. It is highly correlated with oil prices. As soon as oil benchmarks appreciate, the Canadian dollar gets a boost and vice versa. Up to now, the oil market has been highly volatile. It had been affecting the Canadian currency as well. As a result, the CAD needs support of economic indicators to stabilize.
• If the data is greater than the forecast, the CAD will rise.
• If the data is weaker than the forecast, the CAD will go down.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.