VBCE Daily Foreign Exchange Update for Monday, October 4, 2016

USDCAD spot rate: 1.3165 - 1.3170 (as at 8:36am PST)

Ranges:

Asia:

1.3111

to

1.3135

Europe:

1.3128

to

1.3174

North America:

1.3132

to

1.3172

Technical Support / Resistance:

S2

S1

R1

R2

1.3039

1.3110

1.3175

1.3270

Key Economic Data Releases:

- No economic releases

Key Event Calendar:

Date

Canada

U.S.A.

Oct. 5

Oct. 6

Oct. 7

Trade balance

Building permits

Employment change, unemployment rate Ivey PMI, Bank of Canada business outlook survey

ADP employment change, trade balance, Non-mfg. PMI, crude oil inventories

Non-farm payrolls, unemployment rate, avg hourly earnings

Britain's pound slumped to a three-decade low on Tuesday as its Brexit worries were compounded by a revitalized US dollar, boosted by resurgent U.S. Interest rate hike expectations. Sterling dropped to its weakest since 1985, hit by a growing sense that the UK may be heading for a "hard" Brexit where it severs links to the EU's single market in favour of total control over immigration. Meanwhile futures markets are now pricing in more than a 60% chance the US Fed inches up U.S. interest rates before the end of the year. Currently, the TSX is down 0.22% and the Dow up 0.21%. EURCAD is down 0.18% trading between 1.4664 and 1.4719. GBPCAD is down 0.36% trading between 1.6763 and 1.6880. JPYCAD is down 0.64% trading between 0.01281 and 0.01290. Gold is down 2.08% trading between $1,281 and $1,313USD/oz., silver is down 2.68% trading between $18.27 and $18.90USD/oz., while oil is down 0.14% trading between $48.29 and $49.10.

Sources: Reuters, Bloomberg, FXStreet, RBC Capital Markets, Bank of Canada, U.S. Federal Reserve, CNBC, Forexlive, CME Group

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