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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

USD/CAD Rallies Higher on BoC’s Financial System Review

The USD/CAD currency pair today rallied higher after the release of the Bank of Canada’s Financial System Review. The currency pair was on an uptrend for most of today’s session mainly boosted by the negative sentiment around global oil prices given that the Canadian dollar is a commodity-linked currency.

Canadian Dollar Drops, Following Crude Oil

The Canadian dollar fell on Monday, following the sharp decline of North American crude oil. The week ahead have several important events in store for the currency, especially on Friday.

Canadian Dollar Declines Against US Dollar on Weak Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar today declined against its US counterpart after the release of weak Canadian retail sales data in the early American session. The Canadian dollar was slightly stronger against the US dollar earlier in today’s session as the USD/CAD currency pair extended yesterday’s decline following the dovish FOMC minutes.

Canadian Dollar Firm Despite Falling Employment

The Canadian dollar gained even though nation’s employment dropped last month. Other economic reports were good, though.

USD/CAD Recovers Lost Ground on Canadian Housing Price Index

The USD/CAD currency pair today recovered initially lost ground after the release of Canada’s housing price index data in the early American session. The pair had lost significant ground earlier in today’s session due to yield spread differentials that were much stronger than the impact of global oil prices on the loonie.

Canadian Dollar Surges Against US Dollar as Housing Data Exceeds Estimates

The Canadian dollar surged against the US dollar on Wednesday, as investors felt more optimistic in the wake of the best Canadian housing data in two months. The loonie also rose against the British pound following a fresh scandal within the British government, which hurt traders’ demand for the British currency.

USD/CAD Sinks to New Lows on Labor Market Reports

The US dollar today weakened against its Canadian counterpart after the release of upbeat Canadian employment data by Statistics Canada. The release of disappointing US non-farm payrolls report also contributed to the USD/CAD currency pair’s decline.

Canadian Dollar Gains Against US Dollar on Strong Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar was largely stronger against the US dollar for most of today’s session boosted by a rally in global oil prices as tracked by the West Texas Intermediate. The release of the US ADP employment change report boosted the USD/CAD currency pair slightly higher, but the loonie rallied again to erase most of the pair’s gains.

Canadian Dollar Declines Against US Dollar on Weak GDP Data

The Canadian dollar today declined against its US counterpart after the release of Canada’s GDP data for August causing the USD/CAD currency pair to hit new highs. Other releases from the US docket such as the consumer confidence index for October, which beat expectations, served to boost the US dollar against its Canadian peer.

Canadian Dollar Weakens Against US Dollar on BoC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar today weakened against its US counterpart after the Bank of Canada announced that it would maintain interest rates at the current levels. The release of the US new home sales data, which exceeded market expectations also contributed to the USD/CAD currency pair’s rally.