The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
Will the Canadian monthly CPI boost the CAD?
Canadian monthly CPI is announced on Wednesday at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, NZD/CAD, GBP/CAD, CAD/JPY
April’s CPI in Canada plunged to -0.2% in April after a step down to 0.9% the month before. Before, an average of 2% was a commonly expected price level. Now, all hopes are on the May release: observers are looking for signs of recovery in the Canadian economy, and the increase in the level of prices would indicate that things are improving. The market will be careful with setting its estimates for the coming release hence even a slight difference into the positive zone will make this indicator boost the CAD in the short-term.
- If the CPI shows improvements, the CAD will rise.
- If the CPI is depressive, the CAD will fall.
Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor of investors. Surprisingly, gold rallies too. Let’s have a closer look.
Congratulations! Gold has just opened a new era... or, rather, reopened...
Canada will publish the employment change and the unemployment rate on July 10, at 15:30 MT time.