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Canadian Dollar Mixed on October Jobs Report, Housing Fallout

The Canadian dollar is failing to rebound to kick off the trading week as the currency was stung by a disappointing October jobs report on Friday. The loonie was further hampered by slumping housing numbers. Is the Canadian economy at a standstill or is there room for growth?

Canadian Dollar Crashes Against US Peer on BoC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar today crashed against the US dollar after the Bank of Canada announced its interest rate decision, which was widely interpreted as being dovish. The USD/CAD extended its gains as the price of crude oil fell to new lows taking down the loonie given Canada’s reliance on oil exports as a source of foreign income.

Canadian Dollar Flat As Investors Brace for Interest Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar is trading relatively flat against most competing currencies to kick off the trading week. After witnessing the August federal deficit come in larger than anticipated, investors are now waiting to see how the Bank of Canada (BOC) moves ahead with interest rates now that the general election is over and the Liberals have secured a minority government.

Canadian Dollar Mixed on Housing Data, Upcoming BOC Decision

The Canadian dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, driven primarily by housing data that pleased and displeased investors. The loonie is also waiting for the Bank of Canada (BOC)’s decision on interest rates this week that will either mirror its American counterpart or adopt a wait-and-see approach.

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 Continues Rally on Higher Auto Sales

The Canadian dollar is continuing its tear on Tuesday as the loonie was lifted against major currency rivals on strong automobile sales. The dollar’s gains were capped by disappointing manufacturing numbers, which could signal a cooling economy. Investors will now look ahead to inflation and retail receipts this week.

Canadian Dollar Weakens to Five-Week Low Ahead of BOC Decision

The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest level against its American counterpart in five weeks. The multi-week low comes ahead of the central bank announcing its intentions on interest rates, and the world’s second-largest economy potentially striking a blow to the slowing Canadian economy. The loonie was lifted by a modest bump in energy prices.

Canadian Dollar Weakens on Q4 Slowdown, Current Account Gap

The Canadian dollar tumbled against some of its major rivals to kick off the new month on Friday. The loonie fell on reports that economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, and new data that found the nation’s current account deficit widened during the October-to-December period. The buck has had a rough start to 2019, and many analysts anticipate the pain to continue.

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