USD: all attention to Manufacturing PMI Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF US ISM Manufacturing PMI will be out on January 4 at 17:00 MT time…
Retail data for Canada is an opportunity for the CAD
Canada will announce the Canadian retail sales and core retail sales on August 21, at 15:30 MT time
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, EUR/CAD
The indicator of retail sales shows the change in the total value of sales at the retail level. The core version of this indicator is almost the same but without automobile sales. Last time, both indicators came out not as high as they were expected to be. While the headline indicator increased by 18.7% (vs. +20.2% expected), the core one rose by 10.6% (vs. the forecast of +11.9%). Despite the negative release, the CAD strengthened against the weaker US dollar. However, this time the situation may be completely different.
- If the indicators are higher than the forecasts, the CAD will go up;
- If the indicators are lower than the forecasts, the CAD will go down.
US stocks and oil slipped as Donald Trump threatened not to sign a long-awaited stimulus bill into law. The market sentiment had been already fragile, and Trump’s comments worsened it even more.
China will publish manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs on December 31, at 3:00 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.