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.
The Canadian dollar may move higher
The level of GDP for Canada is going to be released at 15:30 MT time.
As you may know, the GDP growth is the broadest measure of economic activity of a country. Last time it increased by the higher-than-expected level of 0.3%. It made the CAD bulls excited and pushed the loonie higher. If this time it happens again, we can anticipate the rise of the Canadian currency.
• If the GDP is higher than expected, the CAD will rise;
• If the GDP is lower than expected, the CAD will fall.
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.