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Canadian Dollar Drops Against US Peer, Recovers on Poloz’s Speech

The Canadian dollar today lost ground against its US peer as the greenback posted gains boosted by President Donald Trump’s comments about a strong dollar. The USD/CAD rallied higher earlier today before giving up all its gains later in the session as the loonie recovered on hawkish comments from the Bank of Canada Governor.

Loonie Sinks As Crude Oil Trades at 18-Year Lows Despite Supply Cuts

The Canadian dollar today extended its losing streak against the US dollar for the second day in a row despite yesterday’s hawkish rate decision by the Bank of Canada. The USD/CAD currency pair surged higher as the loonie remained under pressure due to falling crude oil prices despite recent output cust by OPEC+ and some US producers.

Canadian Dollar Plunges As GDP Contracts 9% in March, BoC Unveils New QE

The Canadian dollar hit the pause button on its recent rally after the federal government released its gross domestic product (GDP) reading early for the first time ever. The loonie is slumping on news that economic activity suffered the biggest monthly decline in history. With falling energy prices and accommodating central bank, it could be a downward trend for the Canadian dollar in the near-term.

Canadian Dollar Weakens As BoC Imposes Emergency Interest Rate Cut

The Canadian dollar is weakening against many currency rivals to finish out the trading week. Following a week of modest gains, the loonie is falling on the central bank announcing an emergency cut to interest rates as the economy gets battered by coronavirus outbreak and tumbling energy prices.

Canadian Dollar Crashes As Trudeau Shuts Down Border Over COVID-19

The Canadian dollar is crashing against most currency rivals on Monday after the federal government announced that it would shut down the border to non-Canadian citizens. Anyone who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 will not be permitted to enter the country. This was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first major policy response to the virus outbreak, and he confirmed that more fiscal announcements will be coming this […]

Canadian Dollar Surges As BoC Announces Surprise 50-Basis-Point Cut

The Canadian dollar is rallying to close out the trading week after the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced a surprise 50-basis-point cut to interest rates. This comes one week after the central bank imposed a 0.5% reduction that mirrored the Federal Reserve’s recent emergency action. The BoC confirmed that it is not done, signaling that it is ready to do more if it is necessary.

Canadian Dollar Gains on Upbeat Jobs Report, Falls on Russian Oil News

The Canadian dollar today posted gains against the US dollar after the release of upbeat Canadian employment data in the early American session. The USD/CAD currency pair alternated between gains and losses, given that both the loonie and the greenback were weak overall.

Canadian Dollar Mixed As BoC Cuts Interest Rates Amid Covid-19 Fears

The Canadian dollar is trading mixed against multiple currency rivals midweek after the central bank delivered on a cut to interest rates. The Bank of Canada (BoC) joins a growing chorus of institutions that are slashing rates this week in response to the growing concerns over the economic fallout from Covid-19. Will it be enough to fight the outbreak or will more monetary easing be necessary?

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Chinese Stimulus, Higher Crude Prices

The Canadian dollar is rallying midweek on China’s latest announcements of fiscal and monetary stimulus to combat the negative economic effects of the Wuhan coronavirus, also officially known as Covid-19. The loonie also benefited from soaring crude oil prices on Wednesday, but gains were capped on warnings that the rail blockade by protesters will affect the national economy.

Canadian Dollar Mixed As Housing, Jobs Data Unable to Trigger Momentum

The Canadian dollar is trading mixed against multiple currency rivals to kick off the trading week, despite bullish housing and jobs data that should have buoyed the loonie. The paucity of momentum will be more pronounced as the Canadian dollar may trade sideways ahead of the central bank’s policy announcement later this week. Will the currency reverse its downward trend?

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