Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Elections in Canada: what do they mean for the CAD?
Today, the election in Canada will determine whether the Liberal Party Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or the Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer will lead the government.
According to analysts, the most likely scenario is a government that does not command an absolute majority. Plus, some of the experts suggest that the minority administration led by the Conservative party would be better for the Canadian dollar than the one led by Trudeau and his team. The reason behind this opinion lies in the Conservative party's promises to remove Trudeau's oil regulations. It will help to boost the CAD, as it is the commodity-linked currency.
At the moment, USD/CAD is trading at the lowest levels since July. If the loonie is supported today, the support for the pair will lie at 1.3083. The next support will be placed at 1.3052. In case of a reversal, you need to pay attention to the 1.3132 level. The next resistance will be placed at 1.3145.
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
The United States will publish the Initial Jobless Claims on Thursday, December 30, at 15:30 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time).
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
2022 was rough: inflation, energy crisis, and plenty of other controversial situations…