Economic Events: (GMT)
Monday will be a relatively quiet day for economic data
07:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate
The Gfk German Consumer Climate Index measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. The data is compiled from a survey of about 2,000 consumers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of past and future economic conditions.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR.
10:30 CHF KOF Leading Indicators
The KOF Leading Indicators Index is designed to predict the direction of the economy over the following six months. The index is a composite reading of 12 economic indicators related to banking confidence, production, new orders, consumer confidence and housing.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the CHF, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the CHF.
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Distributive Trades Survey (DTS) measures the health of the retail sector. The reading is compiled from a survey covering 20,000 firms responsible for 40% of employment in retailing. It includes measures of sales activity across the distributive trades. It is a leading indicator of consumer spending. The figure is the difference between the percentage of retailers reporting an increase in sales and those reporting a decrease.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales (MoM)
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Report measures the change in the number of homes under contract to be sold but still awaiting the closing transaction, excluding new construction.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.
USD/CAD Fundamental Analysis February 27, 2012, Forecast
Analysis and Recommendations:
The USD/CAD is currently trading at 0.9980, the dollar was held down by a surge of the euro, the greenback traded down against its counterparts.
The sale of new single-family homes in the U.S. fell slightly in January, but only because sales in December were revised higher. Taken together, sales in those two months were the strongest in a year, a good sign for a market that's been in a deep slump since the 2007-2009 recessions.
Consumer sentiment rose in February to the highest level in a year on strong awareness of improving employment, according to a gauge released Friday by the University of Michigan
Consumer sentiment rose to 75.3 in February from 75 in January, achieving a sixth month of improvement. Consumers' expectations rose to 70.3 from 69.1, while their views on current conditions declined to 83 from 84.2.
February 24, 2012 Economic Results actual v. forecast
Singaporean Industrial Production (YoY)
German GDP (QoQ)
French Consumer Confidence
Spanish PPI (YoY)
Italian Retail Sales (MoM)
Business Investment (QoQ)
Index of Services
Sovereign Bond Auction Schedule
Feb 27-Mar 02 n/a UK Mini Tender
Feb 27 10:10 Italy BOT auction
Feb 27 10:30 Germany Eur 3.0bn Feb 2013 Bubill
Feb 27 11:00 Belgium OLO Auction
Feb 27 12:00 Norway Details bond auction on May 05
Feb 28 01:30 Japan Auctions 2Y JGBs
Feb 28 10:10 Italy BTP/CCTeu auction
Feb 28 10:30 Belgium Auctions 3 & 6M T-bills
Feb 28 15:30 UK Details gilt auctions on Mar 06 & Mar 07
Feb 29 10:10 Sweden Auctions T-bills
Feb 29 10:30 Germany Eur 4.0bn 2.0% Jan 2022 Bund
Feb 29 15:30 Sweden Details nominal bond auction on Mar 07
Mar 01 09:30 Spain Bono auction
Mar 01 09:50 France OAT auction
Mar 01 10.30 UK Auctions 4.0% 2022 conventional Gilt
USD/CAD Pivot Points (Time Frame: 1 Day)
Name S3 S2 S1 Pivot R1 R2 R3