Canada will publish employment change and an unemployment rate on Friday, at 15:30 MT time.
Will the Canadian dollar strengthen?
Canada will publish retail sales and core retail sales at 15:30 MT time on December 20. The headline indicator shows the change in the total value of sales at the retail level. The core one is generally the same, but without automobile sales due to their volatility. These indicators are important as they show the level of consumer spending in the country. The previously released data was positive for CAD bulls. While core retail sales advanced by 0.2%, the headline indicator fell, but the decline was smaller than the analysts’ expectations (-0.1% vs. -0.3% expected).
• If the releases are greater than analysts’ expectations, the CAD will rise;
• If the releases are weaker than analysts’ expectations, the CAD will fall.
Eurozone, France, and Germany will publish the flash services and manufacturing PMIs on February 19, from 10:15 to 11:00 MT time
The Canadian monthly GDP is announced on Wednesday at 15:30 MT time.
US retail sales will be out on Thursday, April 15, at 15:30 MT. It is a significant release for traders as it will impact the US dollar.
As the earnings season kicks in, JPMorgan is the first to impress us with the better-than-expected data!
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.