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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.

Canadian Dollar Rallies After Good Jobs Data

The Canadian dollar rallied today after the release of domestic employment data. The currency logged especially big gains versus its US counterpart as US jobs data was far worse than the Canadian one.

Canadian Dollar Rises on Crude Rebound, Boost in Labor Productivity

The Canadian dollar is strengthening on Thursday, driven by the rebound in crude oil prices and an increase in quarterly labor productivity. Manufacturing and trade data were also published, contributing to the near-term direction of the loonie. Despite the disappointing numbers as of late, Canadians are less pessimistic about the economy, especially after the US recently lifted tariffs.

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.

Risk Aversion, Falling Crude Oil Prices Overshadow Canada’s Data, CAD Drops

Macroeconomic data released in Canada today was very good, but it did not prevent the Canadian dollar from falling. Risk aversion caused by trade wars and falling prices for crude oil, Canada’s major export, were responsible for the currency’s lackluster performance.

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.

Mexican Peso Weakens As Economy Contracts In Q1, AMLO Dismisses Concerns

The Mexican peso weakened against a basket of currencies towards the end of the trading week after the economy contracted in the first quarter. Despite the deceleration across the country, the peso is still one of the best performing currencies so far this year. Could it hold up after a plethora of forecasts suggest the Mexican economy is in store for a rough period?

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.

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