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Canadian Dollar Mixed on Disappointing Auto Sales, Rising Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is mixed at the end of the trading week, finding direction against several currencies on recent automobile sales data and rallying crude oil prices. The loonie is trying to take advantage of the many dovish comments at the Federal Reserve, further helping the dollar pare its losses in the last week.

Canadian Dollar Unable to Keep Momentum From Strong Data

The Canadian dollar is weakening on mixed data on Tuesday. The loonie has been unable to keep the momentum from last week’s stellar economic data, gradually paring its gains against the greenback on the year. The Canadian buck could further weaken over the summer as the central bank is unlikely to put forward an aggressive normalization strategy until at least after the federal election.

US Dollar Gains vs. Riskier Currencies, Falls vs. Safer Ones During Week of Risk Aversion

Trade wars and the resulting risk aversion on markets were the main themes during the past trading week. The US dollar reacted in an expected manner, rising versus riskier currencies but underperforming against safer ones.

CAD Drops After BoC Monetary Policy Meeting, Crude Oil Likely to Blame

The Canadian dollar was largely soft today, though it has managed to trim its losses by now, even gaining on the euro. The decline of crude oil prices is likely to blame for the poor performance of the currency as domestic news did not bring anything particularly bad.

Canadian Dollar Weakens Despite Ottawa Tabling USMCA Ratification

The Canadian dollar is weakening against major currencies on Tuesday, despite the federal government tabling a motion that would ratify the historic US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. But the loonie might be losing traction because the Bank of Canada (BOC) is not expected to raise interest rates until after the federal election in October.

Canadian Dollar Weakens as US-China Trade War Overshadows Upbeat Data

The Canadian dollar is weakening against several major currency rivals as investor fears over the escalation in the US-China trade war overshadowed upbeat economic data. Despite the disappointing performance midway through the second quarter, the loonie is still in positive territory on the year.

Canadian Dollar Weakens on Shrinking Economy, Business Sentiment

The Canadian dollar is weakening on Tuesday after new data showed that the economy contracted in February, reducing some of its gains in January. Thanks to sluggish resource output, analysts are beginning to forecast an economic slump in the first quarter. This could explain why there is declining business sentiment nationwide.

Canadian Dollar Plunges As BOC Abandons Bias for Future Rate Hikes

The Canadian dollar is sliding midweek after the central bank removed its bias about future increases to interest rates as the economic slowdown intensifies. This has left the market betting that there will not be a rate hike until at least sometime next year. While it did pledge to adapt monetary policy to incoming data, it does not anticipate substantial growth anytime soon.

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.

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