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

A fiat currency is any monetary instrument backed by a national government. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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October 26, 2022 10:52 AM

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 03:57 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 09:36 AM

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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 03:00 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 04:18 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 11:16 AM

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 09:32 AM
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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 10:32 AM

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 12:28 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 19, 2021 10:41 PM

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 07:07 AM
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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 08:05 AM

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 06:54 AM

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 7, 2021 10:59 PM
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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 10:27 AM

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 08:11 AM

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Crude oil driving USD/CAD and USD/NOK

Both USD/CAD and USD/NOK currently have a high negative correlation with USOIL

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August 19, 2021 10:39 AM
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USD/CAD: Traders long at 2-1 ratio, eyeing a continuation toward 1.2800

Our internal data shows that our traders are betting heavily on continued gains in USD/CAD, with 67% of open positions on the long side.

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August 16, 2021 11:08 AM
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Canada Employment Change Preview: USD/CAD

USD/CAD should get its next direction from both the US and Canadian jobs data

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August 5, 2021 12:14 PM
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PMIs spark Crude selloff; hypes USD/CAD

As a result of the slowdown in manufacturing in the worlds 2 largest economies, crude oil took at hit

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August 2, 2021 12:29 PM

CAD explained: A guide to the Canadian dollar

The Canadian dollar is the currency of a top-ten global economy and reflects the strength of Canada's economy, as well as being a proxy for its key exports such as oil. Discover everything you should know about CAD before you open a position.

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By : Ben Lobel
July 23, 2021 06:33 AM
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Crude Oil volatility causing large moves in USD/CAD

Whether the price of crude moves higher or lower, USD/CAD traders should be aware and use the movement to their advantage!

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July 21, 2021 12:26 PM