Tag Archive: Bank of Canada (BoC)

Buckle in for an action-packed holiday-shortened week

Buckle in for an action-packed holiday-shortened week brimmed with essential events, none more significant than the May employment report particularly in light of the recent dovish conversation on wage growth in the May 2 FOMC minutes. A marginally firmer reading…
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Geopolitical Tensions Moderate Ahead of US Jobs Week

The US dollar was up against majors pairs on Friday ahead of the release of employment data in America. On a weekly basis the greenback gained against the CAD, EUR and GBP but lost ground against the JPY, AUD and…
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Dangerous Brinkmanship

Dangerous Brinkmanship Another in the expanding history list of topsy-turvy Thursdays’ when it comes to risk as the President Gave, and the President Hath Taken Away only to leave the door open again when it comes to North Korea discussions….
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Trade War Talks are Back and the Dollar is Falling

Thursday May 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global stock markets remain under pressure as investors shun risk assets for relative safe havens. Rising Italian bond yields, fading prospects for the North Korea summit, disintegrating EM currencies, and…
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Turkish Lira Collapse Continues

Wednesday May 23: Five things the markets are talking about Geopolitical risks from Turkey to N. Korea, from China to Italy, have pressured global equities in overnight trade. U.S Treasuries, along with the ‘mighty’ dollar have found support, while crude…
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Canada: Wholesale trade, March 2018

Wholesale sales rose 1.1% to $62.8 billion in March, more than offsetting the decline in February. The motor vehicle and parts subsector contributed the most to the gain. Excluding this subsector, wholesale sales rose 0.2%. Sales were up in four…
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Trade Ceasefire Supports Risk Assets

Tuesday May 22: Five things the markets are talking about Markets traded mixed overnight, with global equities drifting and a number of risk currencies finding support as investors digest easing trade tensions and the latest comments from a plethora of…
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Dollar Consolidates ahead of Today’s Event Risk

Thursday May 17: Five things the markets are talking about Italian political uncertainty continues to dominate European domestic asset prices. Since yesterday, Italian bond yields have ballooned on reports of a draft government program, penned by the proposed populist coalition,…
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The trend is your friend.

The trend is your friend. Currency Markets There was an intense focus on Italy Wednesday thanks to speculation that its new coalition government would request that the ECB write-off the bank’s QE-acquired debt of EUR250bn. Panic ensued with the EURUSD…
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Canada: Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, March 2018

Manufacturing sales rose 1.4% to $57.1 billion in March. Higher sales at primary metal; aerospace product and parts; fabricated metal product; and the other transportation equipment industries were mostly responsible for the increase. Overall, sales were up in 13 of…
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