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 sales report may push CAD down
The Canadian core retail sales will be announced on Tuesday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, CAD/CHF
This indicator reveals the change in the total value of sales at the retail level, excluding automobiles. Why without auto sales? They are volatile and can misrepresent the trend. The core retail sales report is a more relevant measure of the spending dynamic.
We must say that Canada as one of the world’s largest oil exporters has been already under pressure because of extremely low oil price these days. In addition, investors are now more cautious and risk-averse. As a result, safe-haven currencies are more favorable, leaving aside the Canadian dollar.
Anyway, after the release of the retail sales’ data we should be ready to catch the market momentum and react immediately. Pay attention to the CAD/JPY pair as it’s really sensitive to the market changes and you could gain from it in a short term.
If the indicator is greater than expected, it will push the Canadian dollar up, otherwise – 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.