The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Time for Canadian dollar
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, EUR/CAD, GBP/CAD
Canada's retail sales will be out on Friday at 15:30 MT time. The last report marked the fifth monthly increase in a row, and the first time actual retail sales come out better than the estimates: 1.1% vs. the forecast of 0.2%. These days USD/CAD is trading at its multiyear low levels driven by the weakness of USD. If this time Canada’s retail sales beat expectations again, the pair will fall even deeper. Follow the report and catch the market flow!
- If sales come out better than the forecasts, the CAD will surge.
- Otherwise – the CAD will drop.
The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
The US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 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.