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Canadian Dollar Update
Expected USD/CAD Range: 1.026 – 1.033 Recent Developments: The Canadian Dollar continues to hover at one month highs against the greenback. The North American economic calendar is light with the only notable item being US New Home Sales to be released at 10 this morning. After that the market will be focused on tomorrow’s US jobless figures. We expect little volatility for the day in the Loonie. The Big Picture: The commodity boom has seemingly ended (or is at least sputtering). Relatedly, Chinese and other emerging market economies have slowed notably. At the same time, the ongoing (admittedly halting) recovery in the US will sooner or later lead to a tapering of the Fed’s policies aimed at balance sheet expansion. Closer to home, Canada’s new central banker shows no inclination towards tightening in the near future. As a result of all of this and not surprisingly, the CAD has declined 5% relative to the USD since the beginning of the year. We expect the CAD to be even lower relative to its US counterpart by the end of the year.