The most impactful releases of this week will fill the market with volatility and sharp movements. Be ready to take action!
Will the GDP growth strengthen the CAD?
Canada will publish the monthly GDP growth on Tuesday, at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, CAD/CHF
This is the leading indicator of the economic activity of a country. As it measures the value of all products and services produced by an economy, it plays a significant role in the assessment of economic activity. A higher GDP indicates good conditions of the economy and increases the investment attractiveness of domestic currency. Last time, the Canadian GDP rose by 0.3%. This was a higher level than analysts' expectations of 0.1%. As a result, the Canadian dollar strengthened against other currencies.
• If the actual level of GDP is higher than the forecasts, the CAD will rise;
• If the actual level of GDP is lower than the forecasts, the CAD will fall.
Today's main event for the markets is the FOMC Interest Rate Decision, where the US regulator is widely expected to keep the interest rate at the same level of 5.5%.
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It will be the hottest week of September, with four central banks’ meetings, five PMI releases, and a lot to trade.