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Canadian Dollar Slumps to Four-Week Low Ahead of BOC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar weakened to a four-week low on Tuesday ahead of the Bank of Canada (BOC)’s decision on interest rates. The market is anticipating a prolonged pause to rate hikes, which suggests that officials are not confident that the economy can withstand a move to normalize monetary policy. Investors also traded the loonie on rallying energy prices, as well as data that showed nearly half of Canadians are on the brink of insolvency.

Canadian Dollar Rises with Crude Oil, Gains Capped by BoC Worries

The Canadian dollar gained against other most-traded currencies today thanks to a big rally of crude oil. But gains were limited as market participants were waiting for the monetary policy decision of Canada’s central bank later this week.

Canadian Dollar Continues Rally on Higher Auto Sales

The Canadian dollar is continuing its tear on Tuesday as the loonie was lifted against major currency rivals on strong automobile sales. The dollar’s gains were capped by disappointing manufacturing numbers, which could signal a cooling economy. Investors will now look ahead to inflation and retail receipts this week.

Canadian Dollar Weakens on Data, Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is weakening against several major currencies to start the trading week as the loonie is still reeling from bad data. The dollar faced additional pressure on tumbling energy prices and investors sounding the alarm about Canada’s perpetual budget deficit problem. The loonie may get a bit of reprieve from a light-data calendar.

Canadian Dollar Falls After Dovish BoC Rate Decision and Statement

The Canadian dollar today fell drastically against its US counterpart following the Bank of Canada‘s dovish interest rate decision. The USD/CAD currency pair today rallied to new 2-month highs following the BoC’s cautious statement in the early North American session.

Canadian Dollar Weakens to Five-Week Low Ahead of BOC Decision

The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest level against its American counterpart in five weeks. The multi-week low comes ahead of the central bank announcing its intentions on interest rates, and the world’s second-largest economy potentially striking a blow to the slowing Canadian economy. The loonie was lifted by a modest bump in energy prices.

Canadian Dollar Weakens on Q4 Slowdown, Current Account Gap

The Canadian dollar tumbled against some of its major rivals to kick off the new month on Friday. The loonie fell on reports that economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, and new data that found the nation’s current account deficit widened during the October-to-December period. The buck has had a rough start to 2019, and many analysts anticipate the pain to continue.

Canadian Dollar Surges Despite Disappointing Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar is strengthening against a basket of currencies at the end of the trading week, despite disappointing retail sales data. The loonie’s performance also comes as the central bank warned that the path of interest rates remains “uncertain,” leaving markets guessing when the next rate hike will take place in 2019 – if at all.

Canadian Dollar Gains on Lack of Data, Higher Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is taking advantage of the lack of data and news on Tuesday, rallying mostly on higher energy prices. After several consecutive reports of mixed numbers, the loonie is enjoying a breather and making gains against some of its currency rivals.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Bad Consumer Data, Capped by Crude Oil

The Canadian dollar is retreating from a two-month high midweek as disappointing consumer data weighed on the currency. The losses were capped by a modest rally in crude oil prices. While the market is anticipating a lower loonie in the near-term, the experts say this could rescue the Canadian economy.

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