USD/CAD Fundamental Analysis August 24, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The USD/CAD is moving close to parity trading at 0.9919. CAD is trading at the mid-point of yesterday’s range and flat to the close with a slew of conflicting developments for the currency. Yesterday, Gove nor Carney maintained his hawkish tone, even after a slew of disappointing domestic releases, leaving the BoC as the most hawkish DM central bank. The OIS market is pricing in a 16% probability of an interest rate hike in Canada over the next 9-months down just slightly from the beginning of the week. A weak HSBC PMI from China has weighed on commodity currencies; offsetting this for CAD is oil prices rallying to a 3.5month high. Finally the FOMC minutes were dovish signally QE3 at their next meeting, which saw the US collapse.

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Economic Data August 23, 2012 actual v. forecast

Aug. 23

 

CNY

 

 

 

Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI 

47.80

 

 

 

49.30 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German GDP (QoQ) 

0.3%

 

0.3%

 

0.3% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German GDP (YoY) 

0.5%

 

0.5%

 

0.5% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

French Manufacturing PMI 

46.2

 

43.6

 

43.4 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

German Manufacturing PMI 

45.1

 

43.4

 

43.0 

 

 

SEK

 

 

 

Swedish Unemployment Rate 

7.00%

 

7.20%

 

8.80% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

 

Manufacturing PMI 

45.3

 

44.2

 

44.0 

 

 

NOK

 

 

 

Norwegian GDP (QoQ) 

1.2%

 

1.0%

 

1.5% 

 

 

GBP

 

 

 

BBA Mortgage Approvals 

28.4K

 

28.2K

 

25.9K 

 

 

GBP

 

 

 

CBI Distributive Trades Survey 

-3

 

15

 

11 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Initial Jobless Claims 

372K

 

365K

 

368K 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3317K

 

3300K

 

3313K 

 

 

USD

 

 

 

New Home Sales 

 

 

365K

 

350K 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and North American markets

Aug. 24

08:00

 

HUF

 

 

Hungarian Retail Sales (YoY) 

 

 

-2.40% 

 

-2.50% 

 

09:30

 

GBP

 

 

Business Investment (QoQ) 

 

 

2.8% 

 

1.9% 

 

09:30

 

GBP

 

 

GDP (QoQ) 

 

 

-0.5% 

 

-0.7% 

 

09:30

 

GBP

 

 

GDP (YoY) 

 

 

-0.6% 

 

-0.8% 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 

 

 

0.5% 

 

-1.4% 

 

13:30

 

USD

 

 

Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 

 

 

2.4% 

 

1.3% 

Government Bond Auctions

Date  Time  Country 

23/8  05:45  Japan 

23/8  11:30  UK 

23/8  19:00  US 

27/8  11:30  Germany 

28/8  10:30  Spain

28/8  11:00  Italy 

28/8  19:00  US 

29/8  11:00  Italy 

29/8  19:00  US 

30/8  05:35  Japan

30/8  11:00  Italy 

30/8  19:00  US

 

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