Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
Important indicators may affect the CAD
Canada will release CPI and trade balance data on April 17, at 15:30 MT time.
Consumer price index represents the change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers. This is the most important inflation-related release. As for trade balance, it shows the difference in value between imported and exported goods. Last time CPI advanced by 0.7% (vs. expected 0.6%). At the same time, Canada's trade balance declined by $4.2 billion. If the actual figures are higher this time, the CAD will go up.
• If the actual levels of indicators are higher than the forecasts, the loonie will rise;
• If the actual levels of indicators are lower than the forecasts, the loonie will fall.
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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.