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Volatility returns to USDCAD

Volatility returns to USDCAD

The Canadian dollar was one of the more exciting G10 currencies against the dollar last week with only the Norwegian krone and British pound proving more volatile.

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Global risk appetite sneezes

Global risk appetite sneezes

G10 FX markets are trading with a risk-off feel this morning, with the US dollar up against much of the G10, but down versus JPY and flat against EUR. The parameters of the virus’s epidemiological characteristics, namely its virulence and fatality, will be in focus this week, as will the extent of its international contagion.

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Bank of England bets rest on today’s PMI releases

Bank of England bets rest on today’s PMI releases

Sterling traded in a tight range yesterday after showing a significant bout of strength on Wednesday due to November’s strong labour market data. The Bank of England rate decision at the end of the month remains the only game in town for the pound with swap markets pricing in a 50% probability of a rate cut.

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Loonie lower post BoC but a rate cut isn’t a given

Loonie lower post BoC but a rate cut isn’t a given

The reaction in the loonie is just what the Bank of Canada needed with economic activity practically grinding to a halt in Q4. While transitory events are likely to taint the GDP figure at the back end of last year, suppressed economic activity along with rising...

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EUR lower after Lagarde dodges big questions

EUR lower after Lagarde dodges big questions

The euro has reached fresh lows for the year after Christine Lagarde’s second press conference as ECB President. The ECB kept rates on hold, and formally announced the scope of its monetary policy strategy review.

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Central banks take over market focus

Central banks take over market focus

The euro continued its two-way price moves yesterday and remained well within this week’s range, but saw a short drop after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose “very high” tariffs on car imports from the EU if the bloc does not agree to a trade deal.

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Ranko Berich

Ranko Berich

Head of Market Analysis

Ranko Berich heads up the team of analysts at Monex Canada and Monex Europe. The analysis team provide timely insight and commentary on developments in currency movements and their drivers.
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Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey

FX Market Analyst

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Olivia Alvarez

FX Market Analyst

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