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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Bank of Canada

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 98.2%

Trade Balance, 2017: -$10.7 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 1.6%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
AAA
Stable
Moody's
Aaa
Stable
S&P
AAA
Stable

Supporting Factors

Major commodity exporter

medium

Factors of Weakness

Dependence on United States as a major counterparty

The Canadian dollar is the official currency of Canada and is the 7th most traded currency in the world. It is often nicknamed “loonie” for the image of the aquatic bird on $C1 coin. The loonie was introduced as a currency used in Canada and all of its provinces in 1871, while the fixed exchange rate was abandoned in 1970. It is used by some central banks as a reserve currency. The performance of the currency depends on raw materials. Prices for crude oil are the most influential factor on the value of Canada’s dollar as oil is the most important export of Canada.



Canadian Dollar News Archive

Canadian Dollar Climbs Higher As Investors Focus on Data

The Canadian dollar posted mild gains against its American counterpart on Monday as the loonie climbed above 76 cents for the first time in a week. While the loonie will try to find direction from the US dollar, investors will also concentrate on several key economic events this week. The CAD/USD currency pair rose 0.16% from an opening of 0.7599 to 0.7611 at 20:30 GMT. The USD/CAD currency pair tumbled 0.11% from an opening […]

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Hawkish BoC Rate Hike, Later Trims Gains

The Canadian dollar today appreciated against its American counterpart after the Bank of Canada‘s interest rate decision, which was widely anticipated. The loonie’s rally served to drive the USD/CAD currency pair to fresh 2-day lows even as the BoC hinted at a hawkish stance on future monetary policy decisions.

USD/CAD Trades Lower on Disappointing Duo of Employment Reports

The USD/CAD currency pair today headed lower as the Canadian dollar gained against its US counterpart following disappointing jobs reports from both countries. The pair’s decline was further accelerated by the selling pressure on the US dollar following the high US unemployment rate reported.

Canadian Dollar Ends Trading Strong, Getting Help from Various Factors

The Canadian dollar ended Friday’s trading extremely strong thanks to the positive domestic macroeconomic data, rising crude oil prices, and the general positive market sentiment.

Canadian Dollar Soft Under Pressure from Trade War Fears

The Canadian dollar fell against major currencies today, joining other commodity currencies in decline. The main theme on Monday was the escalating threat of trade wars between world’s major economies.

Canadian Dollar Ends Week Soft, Hurt by Trade War Threat

The Canadian dollar ended the week soft, mainly due to risk aversion caused by the threat of trade wars. Underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data hurt the Canadian currency for a short while, but it recovered quickly.

Canadian Dollar Declines on Weak Retail Sales and CPI Data

The Canadian dollar today dropped drastically against the US dollar following the release of the latest Canadian Consumer Price Index data, which missed expectations by a huge margin. The loonie’s massive drop drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new 2018 highs as it was further accelerated by the weak Canadian retail sales data also released today.

Canadian Dollar Soft, Recovers vs. US Dollar

The Canadian dollar fell against other most-traded currencies today, though managed to recover versus the US dollar by now. The currency was under pressure from a range of negative factors, including falling prices for crude oil, trade tensions with the United States, and underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data.

Canadian Dollar Weakens Against US Dollar on Risk-Off Sentiment

The Canadian dollar today dropped significantly against the US dollar as the risk-off sentiment in the markets drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new highs. The loonie’s slide against the greenback was further accelerated by the tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump‘s administration against Canadian imports.

USD/CAD Rallies Higher on Canadian Jobs Report, Later Declines

The USD/CAD currency pair today rallied higher after the release of the Canadian employment report for May, which missed expectations by a huge margin. The currency pair later retraced most of its gains as the markets digested the positive aspects of the report, while trade concerns limited the currency pair’s upside.

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