CA BOC Interest Rates Decision | December 6, 2017 | Forex News Trade

CA BOC Interest Rate today is widely expected to be a hold. There are no real expectations for a surprise rate action, but in the event of one, we should jump in immediately as the market will remain in a state of shock.  However, if there is no surprise, then there is no reason to be in the market at release time.

Here’s what analysts expect:

10:00 am (NY Time) CA BOC Interest Rates Forecast 1.00% Previous 1.00%
DEVIATION: 0.25% ( SELL CAD 0.75% | BUY CAD 1.25%)

The Trade Plan
Most analysts agree that the BOC will keep rates at 1.00%. I´ll be trading this release with a 0.25% deviation using Spike Trading method. In the event of a surprise hike/cut, it´s almost guaranteed that we´ll see strong market movement immediately after the release… However, in all reality, BOC is unlikely to surprise the market today, especially considering recent economic data.

We’ll plan our spike trading only if we get a 1.00% release (SELL USDCAD), or an unchanged release at 0.50% (BUY USDCAD).  Aside from spike trading, I’d just sit on the sidelines and wait for the Press Conference while going over the BOC Statement…

For more information on my Spike trading method, please read:

I’d recommend using the Recommended Pairs from above as they are based on my CSM, which should provide the best combination of currency pairs to trade based on better/worse news… of course, you can also trade the default pair: USDCAD.





Outlook Score
Outlook score is derived from market sentiment, focus, and economic indicators for the currency. It represents the long-term trend of the currency and its market perception. In short, a strong Outlook Score means more long-term demand for the currency, and a weak Outlook Score is an opposite.

BOC Interest Rate Decision is set in a target bandwidth for the overnight rate each month of +/- 0.25% around its target overnight rate. The Bank of Canada does not interfere in the overnight market so long as the overnight rate stays within its target band, but the Bank will use its reserves to lend or borrow in the overnight market to ensure that the overnight rate stays within its announced bandwidth.


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