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Forex Signal (Tue March 22, 2011 8:30am EST) CA Core Retail Sales m/m

Discussion in 'Current Forex Trading Signals' started by Henry Liu, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Henry Liu

    Henry Liu Former FPA Special Consultant

    Jul 5, 2010
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    Retail Sales is usually a very tradable release as traders draw direct correlation between retail activities with economic health. Here’s Forecast:

    Core Retail Sales Forecast 0.8% Previous 0.6%
    ACTION: USD/CAD BUY 0.3% / SELL 1.3%

    The Trade Plan

    I’m going to be looking for a deviation around 0.5% for this news. Since the forecast is at +0.8%, if we get a 0.3% or worse, it would be negative for the CAD and we’ll be looking to BUY USD/CAD; however, if the opposite is true, or a 1.3% of actual release, I’ll be looking to SELL USD/CAD.

    I’ll be looking to trade this release using my after-news retracement method. The idea is to wait for the release, wait for market to spike first, and then wait for a decent retracement before getting in. For more details on my trading method:
    Henry's News Trading Method.

    The Market
    USDCAD started to trade lower on speculation that current geopolitical situation in the Middle East may affect Crude Oil production. This has been the primary reason for the heavy appreciation of CAD. However, in past week CAD has been weakening due to the crisis in Japan (which may reduce demand for crude). Although G-7 countries intervened to stabilize markets, crude oil may continue to rise with fears of a supply shortage in the Middle East.

    As far as from a fundamental point of view, CAD is still a bit overvalued at the current level, and I believe if and when the geopolitical factor subsides, CAD will weaken significantly.

    Additional Thoughts
    USD/CAD is the recommended pair, if we get a strong deviation, don’t expect much retracement as this pair should move steadily and gradually until after the European market close, which is around 12:30pm EST.

    Pre-news Consideration
    There is no pre-news trade for this release…

    Our focus is on the Core Retail Sales release and not the headline Retail Sales release; Retail Sales releases from Canada is a month on month release, and basically it’s a measurement of the activities at the retail level of Canada, and the Core release is the same Retail Sales but excluding most volatile components, Automotive Components, which makes up about 25% and it varies seasonly. A better release generally means more consumer spending, which leads to better economy, thus better for its currency. And the CORE reading provides a far more accurate look of the actual economy.

    Historical Chart & Data for CA Retail Sales m/m


    #1 Henry Liu, Mar 21, 2011
    Lasted edited by : Sep 8, 2016
  2. joeyAcarroll

    joeyAcarroll Recruit

    Mar 14, 2011
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    Trade your signal

    How do i trade your signal? i'm new to forex. It's not in terms like EURSUD: BUYSTOP @ 1.4239 , STOP @ 1.4200 , TARGET 1.4250 , 1.4280
  3. 4x4Ever

    4x4Ever Private, 1st Class

    Feb 3, 2010
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    Time Change

    Just a quick note so there is no confusion, we are on Daylight Savings Time now. So the time is actually 8:30 EDT ;)
  4. Maluco

    Maluco Private

    Sep 1, 2010
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    I would suggest you to watch Henry on youtube to start to get a grip on how to trade news. It's not as simple as it seems, timing is crucial.

    Also it would be best if you can do it first on a Demo account.

    Best of luck.

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