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Canadian Dollar Falls on Cratering Oil Prices, Weaker Manufacturing Data

The Canadian dollar is tumbling on Thursday, thanks to crude oil prices slipping below the key $70 threshold and weak manufacturing data. The loonie had surged to a 11-day high on Wednesday before retreating against several other currencies.

Loonie Jumps as Positive Fundamentals Outweigh Domestic Data

The Canadian dollar gained today as positive factors outweighed domestic macroeconomic data, which failed to meet market expectations. The currency gained for the fourth consecutive trading session against its US counterpart.

Positive Employment Report Fails to Boost Canadian Dollar

The Canadian dollar behaved similarly to its US counterpart, climbing after the release of a domestic employment report but pulling back later. That was surprising considering that Canada’s macroeconomic reports released today were universally good.

Canadian Dollar Pares Gains As Trade Deal Hopes Fade

The Canadian dollar started on Friday holding a three-month high as inflation data boosted odds of the central bank raising interest rates. Those gains were later pared after a White House official stated that the US is “very, very close” to moving ahead on a trade deal without Canada, suggesting that the U.S. and Mexico will embark upon a bilateral agreement instead of a trilateral one.

Canadian Dollar Poised for Biggest Weekly Gain Since April

The Canadian dollar weakened on Friday, but the loonie is still on track for its biggest weekly gain in about five months. The currency recorded gains on surging oil prices, but they were capped on reports that the US and Mexico might exclude Canada from a trade deal, especially with the month-end deadline on the horizon.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Weak Employment Data Amid Strong NFP

The Canadian dollar today fell significantly against its US counterpart following the release of the latest Canadian employment data, which missed expectations. The USD/CAD currency pair was also boosted by the resurgent greenback, which was fueled by the upbeat US nonfarm payrolls report released at the same time.

Canadian Dollar Slips on Trade Concerns, Trans Mountain Reversal

The Canadian dollar is sliding before the Labor Day long weekend as global trade concerns and disappointing gross domestic product (GDP) figures are weighing on the loonie. It will be difficult for the Canadian dollar to find direction until a trilateral trade deal with the US and Mexico is either completed or rejected.

Canadian Dollar Drops As GDP Shows No Growth

The Canadian dollar dropped today after nation’s gross domestic product showed no growth in June, disappointing market participants. Hopes for a NAFTA deal remained a positive factor for the currency, which may support it in the near future.

Canadian Dollar Flat After Better-Than-Expected Inflation, Traders Eye Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar is looking for direction on Monday after the government reported better-than-expected inflation numbers. Investors will now look ahead to retail sales data later this week, as well as keep a close eye on the US central bank head’s annual speech at Jackson Hole.

Canadian Dollar Among Weakest Currencies Despite Solid Data

The Canadian dollar was among the weakest currencies today despite solid macroeconomic data and gains of crude oil, Canada’s major export commodity. The possible reason for that were resurfacing concerns about the Turkish situation.

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