The Canadian monthly GDP is announced on Wednesday at 15:30 MT time.
Will the Bank of Canada hold the rate?
The Bank of Canada’s release of the interest rate is at 17:00 MT time on December 4.
The Bank of Canada announced a steady rate of 1.75% in the October session. Being the highest level since December 2008, it was considered appropriate for the current state of the economy. However, the governor Mr. Poloz said that the bank would be “mindful that the resilience of Canada’s economy will be tested” within the context of the global economic slowdown and the US-China trade conflict. The latter has shown certain advancements recently. Nevertheless, the uncertainty is still in place and the Canadian domestics indicators give mixed results on the economy’s status. We will see on Wednesday how optimistic the monetary policy makers are.
- If the BOC is hawkish, the CAD will rise;
- If the BOC is dovish, the CAD will fall.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!