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.
Trade the Canadian dollar on the economic data
The levels of monthly GDP and core retail sales for Canada are expected on December 21, at 15:30 MT time.
Last time analysts forecast GDP to increase by 0.1%, however, the actual data showed a decline of 0.1%. As for retail sales, the actual data released last month outperformed the anticipated increase of 0.1% by the analysts. If this time the releases are higher than the expectations, the CAD will be supported.
• If the indicators are higher than expected, the CAD will rise;
• If the indicators are 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.