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Loonie hanging tough against the crosses, forget USD/CAD

CAD ‘bulls’ are looking to the crosses for some early week wins, especially GBP (£1.6766) and EUR (€1.4980) and will avoid the pain of the long dollar positions in this ‘risk off’ emerging market debacle. Demand for the U.S dollar does not look like slowing down any time soon and with three-month U.S T-Bills at […]

USD/CAD plummets on Canadian jobs report

Canadian jobs market is on fire By the numbers: Canada Jul Net Jobs +54,100 From Jun Canada Jul Net Jobs Forecast At +17,000 Canada Jul Full-Time Jobs -28,000; Part-Time +82,000 Canada Jul Jobless Rate 5.8%; Jun 6.0% Canada Jul Jobless Rate Forecast At 5.9% Canada Jul Avg Hourly Wages +3.2% From Year Ago Canada Labor […]

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower after Flight to Safety from Investors

NAFTA Optimism not Lifting Loonie The Canadian dollar is lower on Thursday awaiting employment data to be released early on Friday. The diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia continues as both nations are standing their ground. Oil prices have halted their skid as concerns on Iranian supplies following the reactivation of the US sanctions […]

Canada: New Housing Price Index, June 2018

New home prices increased in June, marking the first upward movement since November 2017. New Housing Price Index, monthly change Nationally, new house prices edged up 0.1% in June, largely due to rising construction costs across the country. The cost of softwood lumber, which is widely used in residential construction, has been on the rise. […]

Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets, loonie falls

It’s being reported by FT that the Saudi’s are selling off Canadian assets in response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist last week. Apparently, the Saudi central bank and state pension funds have been instructed to dispose of their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings. There is no Canadian dollar amount […]

Dollar Awaits Jobs Report Amid Trade Uncertainty

The US dollar is higher against major pairs on Thursday in anticipation of a strong U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP). The U.S. Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged on Wednesday and without a press conference there was little guidance for the markets who will have to wait until the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee […]

USD/CAD Loonie Higher on Strong Monthly GDP

The Canadian dollar appreciated versus the US on Tuesday after the stronger than expected monthly GDP report. The Canadian economy expanded at a 0.5 percent rate in May versus the anticipated 0.3 percent. The higher annual pace of growth came in at 2.6 percent and has increased the possibility of another rate hike this year, […]

Canada: GDP by industry, May 2018

Real gross domestic product (GDP) was up 0.5% in May, after increasing 0.1% in April. The rise was widespread as 19 of 20 industrial sectors registered increases. The output of goods-producing industries rose 0.6%, led by gains in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction. Services-producing industries rose 0.5% as all sectors increased. Mining, quarrying, […]

Canada: Wholesale trade, May 2018

Wholesale sales rose 1.2% to a record $63.7 billion in May. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing approximately 50% of total wholesale sales. The miscellaneous, building material and supplies, and farm product subsectors contributed the most to the gains in May, while the motor vehicle and parts subsector posted the largest decline. […]

Canada: Inflation Hit Six-Year-Plus High

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.5% on a year-over-year basis in June, following a 2.2% increase in May. This is the largest year-over-year increase in the CPI since February 2012. This month’s year-over-year CPI increase follows a year of gradual acceleration in consumer price inflation, from a recent low of 1.0% year over year […]