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Canadian Dollar Forex Update May 4, 2016

USD/CAD Open: 1.2800-1.2801      Overnight Range:      1.2696-1.2817

The Canadian dollar was rangebound in overnight currency exchange markets.  Oil is at $44.34 and gold is at $1,288.  US futures are lower. Canada releases merchandise trade data for March today.

The short term Canadian dollar technicals are neutral.  For today, USD resistance is at 1.2868.  Support is at 1.2708.

The Canadian dollar is lower this morning, as March trade data showed Canada’s widest monthly trade deficit ever. The trade balance missed expectations widely, as it was -3.4B against expectations of -1.2B. The low Canadian dollar has thusfar been unable to offset the decline in energy exports for the Canadian economy. The Bank of Canada was hoping for non-energy exports to be a leading factor in the normalization of the Canadian economy, but this has not yet materialized. Monetary policy will become an increasingly important factor moving towards the middle of the year.

Today’s Suggested Range USD/CAD: 1.2750 – 1.2850

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Rahim Madhavji | Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange | Toll-Free: 1-877-355-5239

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