Tuesday, April 24, 2012

USD/CAD Economic News & Technical Comments

USD/CAD Economic News and Technical Comments

Canadian retail sales came worse than expected declining by 0.2% (m/m) in February, while the forecast was for the indicator to remain unchanged. Core retail sales rose 0.5% vs. +0.4% forecasted and up from January’s -0.8%.

The pair USD/CAD initially rose on the news, but then began retracing down the gains as Case-Shiller HPI which in is measuring change in the selling price of single-family homes in 20 metropolitan areas also turned out to be quite disappointing: the index contracted in February by 3.5% (y/y). Read more