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Forex Signal (Fri April 29 2011, 8:30am NY Time EST) - CAD GDP m/m

Discussion in 'Current Forex Trading Signals' started by Henry Liu, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Henry Liu

    Henry Liu Former FPA Special Consultant

    Jul 5, 2010
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    We’ll be receiving the monthly GDP release from Canada today. Here’s the forecast:

    8:30am NY Time Canada GDP m/m Forecast 0.0% Previous 0.5%
    ACTION: USD/CAD BUY - 0.2% SELL 0.2%

    The Trade Plan
    I’ll be looking to BUY USD/CAD if we get a -0.2% or lower release, and SELL USD/CAD if we get a 0.2% or higher… With recent uncertainty in the general market, a strong surprise in this GDP number may be the catalyst we need to see more volatility in CAD.

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    The Market
    GDP is a measurement of the “economy” as a whole and it has a tremendous impact on the official interest rate. However, Canada releases its GDP on a monthly basis, which diminishes chances for surprise. As a matter of fact, CA GDP has not been a very tradable release due to the most in-line with expectation figures.

    After recent economic gains in the last few months, economists expect a weak GDP report. The slowing GDP after months of healthy gains reflects a weakness in exports and manufacturing. On the flip side, Canada will report a moderate gain in retail spending while quarterly growth is projected to be at around 4 %.

    Gains in the USD/CAD were shortlived and prices are expected to drop below 0.9500.
    On a weaker than expected GDP release, market could consolidate recent CAD rally as traders protect their profits.

    Additional Thoughts
    USD/CAD is my official pair for this trade, and this pair does not give up retracement easily. In the event that we get a strong release, expect USD/CAD to spike, stall, and then spike again. We may see some limited retracement, if any. The strategy to trade this release is usually just get in as soon as possible and let it ride.

    Pre-news Possibilities
    No Pre-news for this release…

    GDP is defined (by wikipedia) as: “the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time. It is also considered the sum of value added at every stage of production of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time.”

    Historical Chart and Data for CAD GDP m/m


    #1 Henry Liu, Apr 28, 2011
    Lasted edited by : Sep 8, 2016
  2. Anwar ahmed

    Anwar ahmed Recruit

    Mar 17, 2011
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    Thanking you

    This is very usefull when u post ur market analysis.Im very grateful to you.I hope u will lead a healthy and wealthy life..

    U r the man liu

    thanking u

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