Canada will post Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on December 21, at 15:30 GMT+2.
Will the CAD rise on a strong GDP growth?
Canadian monthly GDP growth rate is announced on Tuesday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD; AUD/CAD; CAD/JPY; GBP/CAD
The contraction of 7.2% that was brought by March was the biggest on record for the Canadian economy. However, March was not the last month during which the virus showed its true extent – it was April. Although some sectors such as the stock market already saw signs of recovery, the real economy was still under pressure. The estimation provided by the Canadian office of national statistics is 11% for April – that’s what the market factored in. That’s why a figure at or above this level will push the CAD, while any underperformance will drag it down.
- If the GDP growth is better than expected, the CAD will rise;
- Otherwise, it will fall.
The Bank of England will announce its policy statement on December 16, Thursday, at 14:00 GMT+2 (MetaTrader time). It will affect all the pairs with the British pound.
The US central bank, Federal Reserve, will announce its decision on further monetary policy on December 15 at 21:00 MT.
Germany will release the flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services industries at 10:30 GMT+2 on January 24.
Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) will release an economic sentiment index for Germany on January 18, 12:00 GMT+2
Great Britain's office for national statistics will release CPI data on January 19, 09:00 GMT+2.