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USD/CAD – Loonie Rallies on Inflation Data

Statistics Canada data this morning showed that headline inflation in Canada slowed last month, while measures of underlying prices strengthened to their highest level in 18-months. Canada’s consumer-price index rose +1.7% y/y in January, following a +1.9% advance in December. Market expectations were for a +1.5% lift. On a month-over-month basis, prices rose +0.7% in […]

Fed Rhetoric to Dictate Dollar Direction

Friday February 23: Five things the markets are talking about Ahead of the U.S open, Euro equities are struggling for direction after a positive Asian session as the market debates the outlook for central banks ‘normalizing’ their policies. Euro bonds have gained along with Treasuries, while the dollar steadies after yesterday’s drop. With no U.S […]

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Unchanged Ahead of CPI

The Canadian dollar is drifting in the Friday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2707, up 0.01% on the day. On the release front, Canada will release a host of CPI indicators, led by CPI. This key indicator is expected to rebound with a gain of 0.4% in January. In December, CPI declined 0.4%, its first […]

EUR/USD – Euro Steady as German GDP, Eurozone CPI Match Forecasts

The euro has ticked lower in the Friday session. Currently the pair is trading at 1.2313, down 0.14% on the day. On the release front, German Final GDP dipped to 0.6% for the fourth quarter, matching the estimate. The markets also correctly predicted eurozone inflation reports, as Final CPI and Final Core CPI came in […]

Gold Gains Ground, Puts Brakes on Dollar Rally

Gold has posted gains in the Thursday session, erasing the losses seen on Wednesday. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1331.17, up 0.50% on the day. On the release front, unemployment claims dropped to 222 thousand, well below the estimate of 230 thousand. Gold prices remain continue to fluctuate. The […]

GBP/USD – Pound Shrugs Off Soft GDP Report

The British pound has posted slight gains in the Thursday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3943, up 0.18% on the day. On the release front, British Second Estimate GDP for the fourth quarter remained unchanged at 0.4%, shy of the estimate of 0.5%. Preliminary Business Investment for Q4 dropped to 0.0%, […]

Gold in Holding Pattern Ahead of Federal Reserve Minutes

Gold is steady in the Wednesday session, following sharp losses on Tuesday. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1329.08, down 0.05% on the day. On the release front, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve, which will release the January minutes later in the day. Earlier, Existing Home Sales […]

GBP/USD – Strong UK Employment Numbers Fail to Rally Pound, Fed Minutes Loom

The British pound has posted losses in the Wednesday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3946, down 0.37% on the day. On the release front, British employment numbers were solid. Wage growth remained at 2.5%, matching the forecast. Unemployment rolls declined 7.2 thousand, crushing the estimate of a 2.3 thousand gain. However, […]

US Home Sales Fell in January

U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in January, weighed down by a persistent shortage of houses that is pushing up prices and keeping first-time buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales dropped 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

USD Higher Ahead of Minutes

The dollar rose to its highest level in a week on Wednesday and world stocks fell for the third day as investors braced for minutes from the Fed’s last policy meeting to see if they would herald more rises in interest rates and global bond yields. Wall Street looked set for a weaker session, with […]