USD/CAD Fundamental Analysis October 25, 2012 Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The USD/CAD is trading at 0.991, the Loonie strengthened against its U.S. counterpart boosted by a hawkish statement from the Bank of Canada on Tuesday that stands in stark contrast to most other developed economies. The central bank was expected to set the currency’s direction for a second straight session, with Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney holding a news conference following the release of its Monetary Policy Report later on Wednesday. Traders will study the report and Carney’s comments for clues on how the bank will balance its desire to eventually withdraw stimulus and discourage excessive household debt with global economic headwinds.

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Economic Data October 24, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

Oct. 24

 

AUD

 

 

CPI (QoQ) 

1.4%

 

1.1%

 

0.5% 

 

 

AUD

 

 

Trimmed Mean CPI (QoQ) 

0.7%

 

0.6%

 

0.5% 

 

 

CNY

 

 

Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI 

49.10

 

 

 

47.90 

 

 

EUR

 

 

French Manufacturing PMI 

43.5

 

44.0

 

42.7 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German Manufacturing PMI 

45.7

 

48.0

 

47.4 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German Ifo Business Climate Index 

100.0

 

101.5

 

101.4 

 

 

EUR

 

 

Manufacturing PMI 

45.3

 

46.6

 

46.1 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German Current Assessment 

107.3

 

109.8

 

110.3 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German Business Expectations 

93.2

 

93.7

 

93.2 

 

 

ZAR

 

 

South African CPI (MoM) 

0.90%

 

0.60%

 

0.20% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German 10-Year Bund Auction 

1.560%

 

 

 

1.520% 

 

 

GBP

 

 

CBI Industrial Trends Orders 

-23

 

-6

 

-8 

 

 

USD

 

 

New Home Sales 

389K

 

385K

 

373K 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CAD and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

 Oct. 25

13:30

USD

Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 

0.8% 

-1.6% 

 

13:30

USD

Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 

7.1% 

-13.2% 

 

13:30

USD

Initial Jobless Claims 

370K 

388K 

 

13:30

USD

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3255K 

3252K 

 

15:00

USD

Pending Home Sales (MoM) 

2.1% 

-2.6% 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 25 00:30 Japan 

Oct 25 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 25 15:30 Italy  

Oct 25 17:00 US 

Oct 26 09:10 Italy

 

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