What’s happening? S&P dropped, the AUD dropped, while USD/JPY skyrocketed!
Is the Canadian economy recovering?
Canada will publish the monthly GDP growth on October 30 at 14:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, EUR/CAD
GDP is one of the most important indicators of the economic activity of a country. It represents the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced by the economy. According to September’s release of Canadian GDP growth, the supportive measures by the government and the Bank of Canada helped the Canadian economy to recover. The indicator advanced by 3% (vs. the forecast of 2.9%). This was the fourth in a row bigger-than-expected release of the Canadian GDP. The Canadian dollar strengthened significantly after the release.
- If the GDP growth is higher than the forecast, the CAD will rise;
- If the GDP growth is lower than the forecast, the CAD will fall.
Saudi Aramco site was hit by missiles on Sunday - no damage to oil supply was taken, but investor fear drove the price into the upside. Time to trade the cooling off then!
Great news for oil bulls! OPEC and its allied producers agreed to expand output cuts for the next month.
The USD skyrocketed after Fed Powell’s speech. OPEC and allied producers agreed to extend production cuts for another month. Oil surged.