USD/CAD Fundamental Analysis October 26, 2012 Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The USD/CAD is trading at 0.9943 adding a few pips. The CAD is strong, having gained 0.3% but trading within yesterday’s range. A broadly weaker USD, partially on the back of a better risk environment after the UK released a strong GDP report and many are suggesting that the worst is behind us have helped support CAD. There are no Canadian releases expected today; Governor Carney will provide an introduction of the IMF’s Lagarde, but there are no published remarks or press conference and accordingly there is likely to be no impact on CAD.

In the US today, unemployment numbers were mixed and US durable goods were way over forecast but a deep look into the numbers bothered trades. Pending home sales also dipped

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Economic Data October 25, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

Oct. 25

 

HUF

 

 

Hungarian Retail Sales (YoY) 

-2.40%

 

-2.20% 

 

-2.60% 

 

 

SEK

 

 

Swedish Interest Rate Decision 

1.25%

 

1.25% 

 

1.25% 

 

 

GBP

 

 

GDP (QoQ) 

1.0%

 

0.6% 

 

-0.4% 

 

 

GBP

 

 

GDP (YoY) 

0.0%

 

-0.5% 

 

-0.5% 

 

 

BRL

 

 

Brazilian Unemployment Rate 

5.4%

 

5.3% 

 

5.3% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 

2.0%

 

0.8% 

 

-2.1% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 

9.9%

 

7.1% 

 

-13.1% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Initial Jobless Claims 

369K

 

370K 

 

392K 

 

 

USD

 

 

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3254K

 

3255K 

 

3256K 

 

 

MXN

 

 

Mexican Trade Balance 

0.234B

 

-1.318B 

 

-0.979B 

 

 

USD

 

 

Pending Home Sales (MoM) 

0.3%

 

2.1% 

 

-2.6% 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 26 

07:00

EUR

GfK German Consumer Climate 

5.9 

5.9 

 

08:00

CHF

KOF Leading Indicators 

1.63 

1.67 

 

13:30

USD

GDP (QoQ) 

1.9% 

1.3% 

 

14:55

USD

Michigan Consumer Sentiment 

83.0 

83.1 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 26 09:10 Italy

 

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