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Canadian GDP growth may push the CAD up
The level of monthly GDP for Canada is expected on March 1, at 15:30 MT time.
The level of GDP growth is the broadest measure of economic activity, which indicates economic health. Last time analysts forecast GDP growth to increase by 0.1%. The actual level came out in line with the analysts' expectations. If this time the release is higher than the forecast, the CAD will be supported.
• If GDP growth is higher than expected, the CAD will rise;
• If GDP growth is lower than expected, the CAD will fall.
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.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
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!