GDP’s & Bank of Canada meeting the major plays today

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The USD took a back seat as trade war fears eased and news that North & South Korea were going to hold a summit, spurred on equity markets.

The ‘Risk-On’ profile saw the commodity currencies AUD, NZD & CAD rally.

The CAD in particular had a good day as Oil bounced & it appears the outcome to the NAFTA discussions may not be so bad for Canada.

This gives us a great lead into today’s trading as we have the important Bank of Canada meeting. The CAD has clear upward bias (USDCAD downward bias) & that’s a good backdrop for a trading opportunity.

The BOC is expected to leave rates unchanged & with NAFTA still unresolved that should be enough to keep their Statement pretty neutral.

Besides the Canadian dollar the AUD & EUR will once again be in the spotlight with GDP expected for both currencies.

The Aussie has been the odd currency as domestic data is crap but offshore impacts to the USD have been sending it all over the shop. One thing is clear today’s momentum is up, so that would be the best trading direction for now.

Euro has also had a good 24 hours and now its broken 1.2350-60 it’s set for a crack at 1.2500. Solid GDP numbers may be just the thing it needs to get it there.

Keep in mind the geopolitical influences at the moment are changing momentum a lot quicker than normal, so if you do have positions running make sure you have ‘trailing stops’ in place otherwise you’ll leave a lot of cash on the table.

Trading Pairs to Focus On

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Check our Next Best Trades Watchlist for full details as to which specific pairs we are focusing on.

Technical Set Up – What’s Happening with the Majors

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Today’s Fundamental Drivers

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