USD: all attention to Manufacturing PMI Instruments to trade: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF US ISM Manufacturing PMI will be out on January 4 at 17:00 MT time…
Will the CAD rise?
Bank of Canada announces its interest rate and gives a press conference on Wednesday at 17:00 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, EUR/CAD, AUD/CAD, CAD/JPY
During March, the Bank of Canada gradually reduced the interest rate from 1.75%, where it’s been since the end of 2018, to the current level of 0.25%. Monetary policymakers expressed their commitment to respond to the economic environment as required. That means, although emergency moves have been already taken, there may be more. Also, as the oil industry is the base factor for the country’s prosperity, the status of the oil price war will be taken into account by the Canadian financial authorities. If the outlook will be even moderately positive, it will boost the CAD.
- If the Bank of Canada is hawkish, CAD will rise.
- If the Bank of Canada is dovish, CAD will fall.
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.
China will publish manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs on December 31, at 3:00 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.