Inflation figures keeping the currencies on toe.

Aug 17 – Economic Events Outlook – Inflation Figures Everywhere!

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Happy Friday, fellows.
As the headline says, the economic calendar is all about inflation data today. So in this update, we will be discussing the inflation data which is due from the Eurozone and Canada along with its potential impact on the currencies. Are you with me?

Watchlist – Key Economic Events Today

EUR – Final CPI y/y

As we know, the inflation shows a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers. Eurozone has been struggling with inflation, but with the passage of time, it’s getting better. In July, the final CPI slowed down to 2%, yet in between the 1-3% range mandated by the ECB (European Central Bank). As per economists’ forecast, inflation is expected to rise to 2.1% this month which is a pretty nice figure to support the Euro.

CAD – CPI Report

Canada’s headline inflation increased by 0.1% and 2.5% in June, fueled by energy prices. We could see a more moderate increase now. Core CPI increased by 0.1% m/m as well, but only 1.3% yearly.

Typically, the Canadian economy releases the retail sales data along with its inflation figures. But this time both are scheduled on different days, which increases the importance of Canadian inflation figures. You can follow our economic calendar for live coverage of Canadian CPI by FX Leaders’ professional analysts.

USD – Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment

It’s a survey of about 500 consumers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of current and future economic conditions. The U.S. consumer sentiment seems to rise from 97.9 vs. 98.1 this month. That’s probably due to the recent policies implemented by the POTUS (President of the United States). The dollar can stay supported over this news today.

That’s it for now, stay tuned for exciting trade setups. Good luck!

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Arslan Butt is our Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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