Weekly Economic and Political Timeline

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This week will see some key activity, with central bank input due for both the U.S. and Canadian Dollars, as well as important data releases primarily concerning the U.K. and U.S.A.

The market is likely to be most active on Wednesday.

U.S. Dollar

It will be an important week for the U.S. Dollar starting on Monday with a release of ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI data. On Wednesday, we will get the most recent FOMC Meeting Minutes. Thursday will see the Chair of the Federal Reserve give a minor speech in Washington D.C. Finally, Friday brings CPI (inflation) numbers.

Canadian Dollar

It will be an important week for the Canadian Dollar, starting on Tuesday with a release of Trade Balance data. On Wednesday the Bank of Canada releases its Monetary Policy Report, Rate Statement, and Overnight Rate.

British Pound

It will be an average week for the British Pound. On Wednesday the Governor of the Bank of England will be participating in a minor online Q&A session. Friday will bring releases of GDP and Manufacturing Production data.

Australian Dollar

It will be a quiet week for the Australian Dollar, with nothing due except Retail Sales data on Friday.

Adam is a Forex trader who has worked within financial markets for over 12 years, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch. He is certified in Fund Management and Investment Management by the U.K. Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.