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Canadian Dollar Falls on Weak Oil Prices, Spikes On In-Line GDP Data

The Canadian dollar today extended its losses against the US dollar for the third consecutive day as global crude oil prices fell to lows last seen in December 2018. The Commodity-linked loonie’s performance was boosted slightly by the Canadian GDP data, but the risk-off market sentiment created by the Chinese coronavirus headlines hindered its rally.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Weak Oil Prices, Despite Upbeat Jobs Report

The Canadian dollar today fell against the US dollar following the release of mixed Canadian jobs data and the upbeat US non-farm payrolls report. The USD/CAD currency pair’s rally was also fueled by the decline in global crude oil prices, which dragged the commodity-linked loonie lower.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Inflation Report, Crashes on BoC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar today rallied against its US counterpart in the first half of today’s session driving the USD/CAD to its daily lows boosted by in-line inflation figures. However, the currency pair quickly reversed course after the Bank of Canada announced its rate decision, which was interpreted as being very dovish.

CAD Mixed on Amazing Employment Data, Falling Crude Oil

The Canadian dollar did not show a clear trend today, being under the influence of mixed fundamentals. Domestic employment data was surprisingly good but the drop of crude oil prices was weighing on the currency.

Loonie Extremely Weak on Negative Housing Data & Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar was among the weakest currencies today, dragged down by negative domestic housing data. Both housing starts and building permits fell unexpectedly. The falling prices for crude oil, Canada’s biggest export, were weighing on the currency as well.

Loonie Shows Good Performance Despite Adverse Fundamentals

The Canadian dollar fared rather well today, rising against other most-traded currencies or at least staying flat against them. The notable exceptions were the US dollar and the Japanese yen. Losses versus the strong greenback were especially big. But overall, the loonie showed a rather decent performance considering negative macroeconomic data and falling prices for crude oil.

Canadian Dollar Drops After Shockingly Poor Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar fell during Friday’s trading session due to surprisingly poor retail sales data and falling crude oil prices. The currency trimmed losses later, though, and even managed to gain on some of its rivals.

Canadian Dollar Gets Boost from CPI & Crude Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar climbed against its most-traded peers, emerging as the strongest major currency today. The combination of robust inflation and resilient prices for crude oil was the reason for the currency’s amazing performance.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Weak Jobs Data, Ignores Saudi Aramco IPO

The Canadian dollar today fell against its US peer following the release of disappointing jobs data, which missed expectations by a considerable margin. The loonie erased all of the gains made against the greenback earlier this week amid the highly anticipated Saudi Aramco IPO.

Canadian Dollar Spikes After GDP, Loses Gains Immediately Afterward

The Canadian dollar fell against almost all most-traded currencies today, even the soft yen. The Swiss franc was the only exception, falling against all other major rivals. The Canadian currency spiked after the release of a GDP report but lost gains almost immediately.

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