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Currency Market Trend Analysis: April 10, 2018

Ryan April 10th, 2018
Currency Market Trend Analysis: April 10, 2018



By The Numbers: Your FX Week In Review

Foreign currency value versus USD is decreasing
Foreign currency value versus USD is increasing
*Indicators show the percent change over the past week.

Currency Calendar

Date Releases / Holiday  
April 9, 2018 Trade Balance s.a. (Feb) Germany
April 9, 2018 Housing Starts s.a (Mar) CAD
April 9, 2018 Bank of Canada Business Outlook Survey CAD
April 9, 2018 BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales (Mar) UK
April 10, 2018 Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (Mar) USA
April 11, 2018 Non-monetary policy’s ECB meeting EMU
April 11, 2018 Industrial/Manufacturing production (Feb) UK
April 11, 2018 Consumer Price Index  USA
April 11, 2018 Monthly Budget Statement (Mar) USA
April 12, 2018 BOE Credit Conditions Survey UK
April 12, 2018 ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts EMU
April 12, 2018 Initial/Continuing Jobless Claims (April 30) USA
April 13, 2018 Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (Mar) Germany
April 13, 2018 Fed’s Bullard speech USA
April 13, 2018 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Apr) USA
April 13, 2018 Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count USA

Upcoming bank holidays and impactful report releases for select countries.

Market Analysis

Canadian Dollar

CAD/USD opened last week at 0.7756 and closed at 0.7824 – appreciating by 0.88% with better than expected jobs in March and a NAFTA agreement being close to being completed.

With Canada’s job market outcome better than expected it brought the CAD recovery from a 1-month low. With the housing market data coming up this week will show more insight on how these new jobs have affected the economy. Also with the Bank of Canada Outlook Survey coming out we will see if a rate hike is more likely in the future.

The NAFTA deal is still a big concern with all the parties involved. With Trump’s stance on international trade the idea of finally making a NAFTA agreement might seem possible as it looks like his power play is now moving overseas to China. As more and more of these trade war talks arise it seems more likely that Trumps actions are more of a political play and not an economical one.


1. Housing Stars s.a (Mar): Monday, April 9th      

2. Bank of Canada Business Outlook Survey: Monday, April 9th            


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British Pound

GBP/USD opened last week at 1.4008 and closed at 1.4090 – appreciating by 0.59% with manufacturing PMI and BOE looking to raise rate soon.

The GBP is getting a lift due to manufacturing numbers looking promising to the economy. Also after the US Non-Farm Payroll report being lower than expected brought a good bump for the GBP. Expected NFP report was 193k and actual was 103k.

With trade war talk with China and the US coming to fruition the GBP has been able to outperform the US. While Brexit talk has becoming more and more stable and, an agreement should be officially signed soon, the GBP has seen to increase against the USD.


1. BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales (Mar): Monday, April 9th         

2. Industrial/Manufacturing production (Feb): Wednesday, April 11th

3. BOE Credit Conditions Survey: Thursday, April 12th


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European Central Bank Euro

EUR/USD opened last week at 1.2321 and closed at 1.2287 – depreciating by 0.28% due to a Euro-zone slowdown.

With lower than expected numbers coming out of Germany regarding factory orders, industrial output, and retail sales has put a sign of a slowdown coming to the euro-zone. With signs of a recession emerging all eyes will be on the ECB meeting and talks coming from the BOE.

Trade wars with US and China are still on the horizon and impacting the USD negatively and making its way to impacting the CNY. Hopefully President Trump doesn’t make any more negative comments on twitter or social media to provoke anymore trade war talk and any tension can be solved with political talk and not an economic war.


1. Trade Balance (Feb, Germany): Monday, April 9th

2. Non-monetary policy’s ECB meeting (EMU): Wednesday, April 11th

3. ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts (EMU): Thursday, April 12th

4. Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (Mar, Germany): Friday, April 13th


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