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2 Highly Important Canadian Reports Are Being Released On January 21


At 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, The Bank of Canada’s Interest Rate Decision along with its Monetary Policy Report will be released. Both of these reports are of high importance.

The Interest Rate Decision is watched closely by traders because the short-term interest rates are the primary factor in the valuation of currency. The decision is reached by the governing council members of the Bank of Canada (BoC), and they determine where to set the rate.

Historically, for the last 18 months, the rate has remained unchanged at 1 percent. It is forecasted to continue unchanged. This report is released every other month.

If it happens to come in higher than expected, it would be seen as positive or bullish for the CAD side of a trade. If lower, it would be regarded as negative.

The Bank of Canada’s Monetary Policy Report is released quarterly and gives insight into the economic conditions that influenced the governing council members' decision as to where to set the interest rate.

At 11:15 a.m. ET, The Bank of Canada’s Governor Stephen Poloz will speak.

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