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What is a fiat currency? Everything you need to know about the classic monetary asset

A fiat currency is a monetary instrument backed by a national government like the British pound or Canadian dollar. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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August 11, 2022 03:39 PM

USD/CAD: A tale of two labor markets

Traders are still digesting last week’s US jobs report, but one thing is clear: The US labor market is outperforming Canada’s...

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August 9, 2022 08:57 PM
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Technical view: CAD/JPY’s rally is lagging…are we seeing a reversal?

Fundamental trends show no imminent signs of reversing, but CAD/JPY’s chart nonetheless suggests that there may be an opportunity for one or both of these currencies to reverse some of this year’s moves.

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July 28, 2022 02:36 PM

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Don’t sleep on USD/CAD’s consolidation at 1.25! The key levels to watch this week

Friday’s Canadian jobs report will be worth watching - see why!

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April 4, 2022 08:00 PM
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Two trades to watch: USD/CAD, Gold

USDCAD battles hawkish Fed & higher oil prices. Gold could come under pressure as Fed Powell talks hikes.

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March 22, 2022 08:18 AM
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Weekly COT report: Divergences form between FX prices and trader positioning

As the data was compiled ahead of the FOMC meeting its likely there are some distortions in this week’s speculative positioning report.

Canadian CPI at 30-year highs, USD/CAD bears remain in control

Canada’s annual inflation rate just rose to 4.8%, its highest level since 1991 - how will that impact USD/CAD?

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January 19, 2022 04:16 PM

Bank of Canada meeting preview: BOC inching closer to rate hikes

We expect the BOC to reiterate that the Canadian economy is on track for a full recovery next year, and that an interest rate hike cycle could begin as soon as H1...

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December 6, 2021 02:32 PM
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Asian Open: Tech Stocks Buck the Trend as Equities Move Lower

Technology stock diverged from the broader selloff on Wall Street as bonds yields were dragged lower as tensions between US and China resurfaced.

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October 27, 2021 11:13 PM
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EUR/CAD: Lopsided short positioning may hint at a bullish reversal

When a market is seeing lopsided short positioning in deeply oversold territory after an historic collapse, the risks of an abrupt trend change start to rise...

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October 13, 2021 03:32 PM
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European Open: UK Data Dump and US CPI in Focus

A batch of UK data kicks off today’s session at 07:00 BST, although it is arguably US CPI which may steal the limelight given it remains a ‘hot’ topic.

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Asian Open: Traders Increase $7.2 billion to Net-Long USD exposure

Traders were their most bullish on the US dollar against other currencies at their highest level since June 2019, ahead of Friday’s Nonfarm payrolls miss.

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October 10, 2021 10:42 PM

Canadian election: Liberals fail to secure majority: USD/CAD; AUD/CAD

Trudeau’s efforts to secure a majority went unnoticed as voters kept things the same

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September 21, 2021 05:28 PM
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Two trades to watch: DAX 40, USD/CAD

The DAX 30 expands to DAX 40 and comes under pressure along with European peers amid rising prices, energy crisis and concerns over central banks tapering. USD/CAD rises as oil prices fall and Canadian's head to the polls in Federal elections

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September 20, 2021 03:41 AM

Canadian election preview: AUD/CAD in focus as Liberals cling to a tiny lead

The most likely scenario is a minority government, meaning that the winning party will have to collaborate with other parties to reach a consensus about new policies...

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September 14, 2021 12:07 PM
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Canadian Employment Change in line as data continues to show improvement

With a string of positive jobs data from Canada, the BOC may feel like they are in a better position to continue with their tapering at the next meeting

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September 10, 2021 01:05 PM

USD/CAD: Loonie a loser as Bank of Canada cites supply chain risks

The BOC’s monetary policy statement confirmed the risks to the global economy, especially for export-dependent, growth-sensitive currencies like the Canadian dollar...

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September 8, 2021 11:54 AM

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Two trades to watch: USD/CAD, WTI oil

USD/CAD looks to the BoC rate decision later today. WTI oil awaits API inventory data for further impetus.

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September 8, 2021 03:59 AM
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European Open: Subdued Trade Ahead of BOC Meeting

Asian indices failed to hold onto early gains and traded cautiously along with currency markets – with Japan being the exception after strong growth figures.

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September 8, 2021 01:04 AM
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Strong correlation between USDCAD and BTC

Currency traders can use this relationship between the 2 assets as another tool.

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September 7, 2021 03:27 PM

Bank of Canada Preview: Will the BOC taper?

When the BOC meets on Wednesday, they may consider a delay in tapering

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September 2, 2021 01:11 PM
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[Video] Bullish Reversal on Russell 2000, Palladium Set to Fall?

The Russell 2000 (RUT) has been an underperformer on Wall Street of late. Yet with large caps resting at their highs we suspect the RUT will try ad close that gap.

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September 2, 2021 12:09 AM
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European Open: USD/CAD Rallies from Trend Support

The Us dollar held onto yesterday’s gains overnight, and USD/CAD was yesterday’s strongest major which could bode well if the greenback extends its lead today.

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August 27, 2021 01:44 AM