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How to trade CAD ahead of the GDP release?
Canada will publish its monthly GDP growth rate at 15:30 MT on January 31.
The year of 2019 was quite dull for the Canadian economy. In fact, it started well, showing a 0.6% growth rate in March, but since then the pace of economic growth has been declining more and more. Eventually, it reached a negative 0.1% in October, while the markets expected the nation’s GDP to rise by 0.1%. Mainly, such a performance resulted from the weaker manufacturing sector (the services industry remained unchanged). The manufacturing PMI was slightly higher in November compared to the October reading. However, the December number turned out quite disappointing. Let’s see how these figures affected Canadian monthly GDP for November.
- If the GDP growth exceeds market expectations, the CAD will rise.
- If the GDP underperforms the market expectations, CAD will fall.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.