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The BOC just dropped one of their preferred CPI measures

During a hawkish speech, the BOC governor outlined which of the three ‘preferred’ CPI measures they will no long focus on, and why.


The BOC just dropped one of their preferred CPI measures

During a hawkish speech, the BOC governor outlined which of the three ‘preferred’ CPI measures they will no long focus on, and why.


Yes, inflation may have peak but it “remains far too high”

Sometimes the obvious needs to be said. And that is exactly what the BOC’s deputy governor said in his op-ed by stating inflation “remains far too high”.

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Early signs of (dis)inflation continue to appear

Whilst inflation has been hard to ignore, we are now seeing signs that the cooling of inflationary forces are finally showing up in some consumer prices.

Eye-watering CPI could force 75-100 bps hike from BOC, DXY mean reverts

Canada’s inflation metrics rise across the board and beat estimates by a wide enough margin to increase the odds of some serious hiking by the BOC in June.

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April 20, 2022 06:22 PM

A complete guide to the Bank of Canada and interest rates

As with any central bank, when the Bank of Canada (BOC) changes interest rates, it can have a knock-on effect to stocks, indices and currencies. Find out everything you need to know about the BOC and how it’s decisions impact financial markets.

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April 21, 2021 06:20 AM

Also a good jobs report for Canada

Last Friday was also a good surprise on the jobs front for Canada as 289,600 jobs were added in May.

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June 7, 2020 10:39 PM

BoC keeps rate unchanged

The Bank of Canada has kept its benchmark rate unchanged at 0.25% as expected.

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June 3, 2020 09:46 PM

Canadian Trade Balance is expected

Canadian Trade Balance will be published later today.

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May 4, 2020 10:21 PM
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Triple Whammy for USD/CAD Tomorrow

Three big events, three big chances for volatility in USD/CAD tomorrow.

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April 8, 2020 12:28 PM
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BoC Slashes Rates to 0.25%

The market seems to have taken the rate cut as “catching up” to other central banks.

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Canada Ready with Loaded Double Barrels

With the ammo the Bank of Canada still has left, usd/cad can run up to 1.4682.

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March 17, 2020 11:00 AM
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CAD/JPY: “Ground Zero” for Coronavirus and the Oil War

The value of the entire Canadian economy has fallen by more than 10% against Japan’s in a little over two weeks

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Bank of Canada Delivers

The Bank of Canada cut rates today by 50bps from 1.75% to 1.25%

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Bank of Canada is Up Next

The BoC will need to decide whether they need to take any preemptive measures

USD/CAD: Meet the New NAFTA, Same as the Old NAFTA

At, we try to avoid writing about the same currency pair two trading days in a row, but occasionally big new developments make it impossible to avoid.

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USD/CAD Testing 1.2950 Support after US-Mexico Trade Agreement

With UK traders out on holiday and markets generally slow as traders try to soak up the last of the summer sun, today’s trade has been all about…well, trade.

Trade issues key as USD/CAD hits a fresh year-to-date high

Well, it’s official: The Trump administration has slapped a 25% tariff on 818 Chinese goods, with a total value of up to $50B.

USD/CAD in focus ahead of Canadian CPI, retail sales

After a moderate pullback last week on soft US inflation readings, the US dollar has rebounded strongly this week to resume and extend its rising trend that has been in place for the past month.

USD/CAD seeks direction amid trade worries ahead of US/Canada GDP

While markets at the start of this shortened trading week continue to be preoccupied by political concerns and the threat of a potential global trade war, most notably between the world’s two largest economies of the US and China, this week’s key GDP releases are also poised to move the USD/CAD currency pair.

US, Canadian Jobs Data and the Week Ahead

While the US jobs report took center stage on Friday, especially since the headline non-farm payrolls data significantly disappointed expectations at 148,000 jobs added in December versus around 190,000 expected, the results of the less conspicuous Canadian employment numbers were no less surprising.