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Canadian Dollar Morning Update March 19, 2018

USD/CAD Open: 1.3075-1.3076      Overnight Range:     1.3046-1.3125

The Canadian dollar was rangebound in overnight currency exchange markets.  Oil is at $62.13 and gold is at $1,312.  US futures are lower. There are no major domestic data releases scheduled for today.

The short term Canadian dollar technicals are neutral.  For today, USD resistance is at 1.3131.  Support is at 1.3052.

The Canadian dollar is slightly higher early in today’s session, moving slightly above 2018 lows set during the European trading session. The primary focus for the week will be the FOMC meeting taking place Wednesday, where market participants will look for further information regarding the Fed’s tightening plans for the remainder of the calendar year. Domestically, rate expectations have begun to stabilize following last week’s trade/BoC induced volatility, with markets currently pricing in 7bps of tightening for April’s meeting. The domestic calendar is light leading up to Friday’s CPI/retail sales data.

Today’s Suggested Range USD/CAD: 1.3050 – 1.3150


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

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