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Canadian CPI

Discussion in 'Economic Indicator Descriptions' started by Felix Homogratus, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. Felix Homogratus

    Felix Homogratus Commander in Chief

    Oct 1, 2007
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    Canadian CPI comes one once per month.

    CPI stands for Consumer Price Index. CPI is a primary measure of inflation in Canada. It measures prices of goods and services and compares it to prices for previous period of time, whether it's month or year. If the number is positive, it means that on average, prices for goods and services for this period, increased versus previous period, and vice versa.

    When making decisions to raise or cut interest rates, Canada cares about CPI a lot, because if the CPI is too high, Canada will tend to raise interest rates. If it's too low, it will tend to cut interest rates, so when CPI comes out higher than expected, traders tend to sell USD/CAD, and it tends to go down. When CPI comes out lower than expected, traders tend to buy USD/CAD, and it tends to go up.

    They usually release regular CPI and core CPI. Regular CPI includes everything, and core CPI excludes volatile items such as gasoline. Core CPI is what traders tend to care about the most.

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    Forex News Trading | Details and History for CAD Core CPI m/m

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    #1 Felix Homogratus, Nov 13, 2009
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