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The Positive Data Reported in Canada could support a rate hike soon

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  • The positive data reported in Canada could support a rate hike soon.
  •  The Greenback rally continues.
  • FTSE maintain the bull trend, DAX waits for ECB meeting?

Positive data reported in Canada could support a rate hike soon.

The consumer inflation (YoY) in March increased to the highest level in three years reaching 2.3%, climbing from the 2.2% reported in February. The Core Inflation (YoY) descended to 1.4% in March from the 1.5% in February. The higher oil prices have influenced inflation to rise. On the other hand, retail sales in February have increased to 0.4% from 0.1% reported in January. The Bank of Canada maintains a 2 percent inflation target; this scenario could signal an interest rate hike soon. In the last Monetary Policy meeting, the Bank of Canada decided to maintain the rate at 1.25%.

In the technical context, a correction for the Canadian Dollar group could show soon. In the EURCAD cross, we expect a bullish movement with a target placed in the 1.58 level before making new lows.


In the same way, GBPCAD is developing a bullish retracement process that could reach 1.805 – 1.81, the area from where it could make the bearish continuation of the main trend.

The Greenback rally continues.

For the fourth consecutive session, the US Dollar saw advances compared to its main competitors. The Euro has broken down its short-term consolidation structure but has been stopped by the lower trend-line of its long-term triangle pattern.

The Pound tested the 1.40 psychological level again, from where it is bouncing. We expect a retracement to a Fibonacci level before we decide to sell this pair.

The Swissy could visit the area between 0.9765 and 0.9836 before it makes a bearish cycle.

FTSE maintains the bull trend, DAX waits for ECB meeting?

The main European indices have closed with a mixed sentiment. The FTSE 100 closes the last trading session of the week climbing above the pivot level 7,326. We expect more upsides until the 7,450 – 7,520 area before it makes a bearish leg.

On the opposite side, DAX 30 could not climb up above the pivot level of 12,622. The German index could make a new bearish leg, likely to be around the 12,100 – 12,200 area before the ECB Monetary Policy Meeting and continue the bullish cycle.

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