The US dollar keeps falling for the third day in a row, whereas riskier assets are rising. Let’s discuss the main market events and analyze the charts.
Will the Bank of Canada support the CAD?
The Bank of Canada will publish its monetary policy statement and make the rate announcement on May 29, at 17:00 MT.
The central bank won’t make changes to the current interest rate, which is set at 1.75%. However, the BOC governor Stephen Poloz may throw some hints on the possible changes to the current monetary policy. Last time, Mr. Poloz was more positive about the economic outlook of the country, than during the previous meetings. His tone supported the loonie. If he provides any hawkish hints this time, the CAD will rise.
• If the BOC is hawkish, the CAD will go up;
• If the CAD is dovish, the CAD will go down.
The Federal Open Market Committee (the department of the Federal Reserve) will publish the meeting minutes on October 7 at 21:00 MT time.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will post a rate statement, which contains an update on the interest rate on October 6, at 6:30 MT time.
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.