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Forex Signal (Tue, August 31 2010, 8:30am NY Time EDT) - CA GDP m/m...

Discussion in 'Current Forex Trading Signals' started by Henry Liu, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Henry Liu

    Henry Liu Former FPA Special Consultant

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

    8:30am NY Time Canada GDP m/m Forecast 0.2% Previous 0.1%
    ACTION: USD/CAD BUY -0.1% SELL 0.5%

    The Trade Plan

    I’ll be looking to BUY USD/CAD if we get a -0.1% or lower release, and SELL USD/CAD if we get a 0.5% or higher… With recent strength risk aversion sentiment driven market and stock market tumbling, a stronger GDP should provide some support for the CAD and I’ll be looking for a Retracement Trade Method for this release.

    For more information on my trading methods, please read:
    Henry's News Trading Method.

    The Market
    Because GDP is basically the measurement of the “economy” as a whole and it certainly has a tremendous impact on the official interest rate, because better GDP equals to higher inflation, and higher inflation means higher 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...

    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:
    GDP is forecasted to rise slightly from 0.1% to 0.2%. However, recent CA data suggests lower inflationary pressure, which should be a reflection of the GDP... All in all I believe it is a very uncertain picture and we are likely to see an inline with expectation release, therefore no pre-news sentiment.

    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.”

    For Historical Data & Chart For CA GDP m/m


    #1 Henry Liu, Aug 30, 2010
    Lasted edited by : Sep 8, 2016
  2. stafford

    stafford Recruit

    May 20, 2008
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    resistance n support

    helping us with ur resistance and support for these pairs will be of great help.been following you n i must say nice work.keep it up.

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