​VBCE Daily Foreign Exchange Update for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

USDCAD spot rate: 1.3450 - 1.3455 (as at 8:28am PST)

Ranges:

Asia:

1.3426

to

1.3451

Europe:

1.3357

to

1.3448

North America:

1.3360

to

1.3460

Technical Support / Resistance:

S2

S1

R1

R2

1.3280

1.3326

1.3495

1.3550

Key Economic Data Releases:

- Canada GDP (Sept): 0.3% (exp. 0.1% / prev. 0.2%)

- U.S. ADP employment change: 216k (exp. 165k / pre. 119k)

Key Event Calendar:

Date

Canada

U.S.A.

Dec. 1

Dec. 2

RBC mfg PMI

Employment change , unemployment rate

ISM mfg. PMI

Non-farm payrolls, unemployment rate, avg. hourly earnings

Oil rose the most in 9 months after OPEC ministers were said to have forged a deal to cut production, sending stocks of energy producers and currencies of commodity exporting nations higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high. Crude rebounded from a 2 week low after delegates at the meeting of oil producers in Vienna said they reached an agreement to cut supply by 1.2M barrels a day. Russia's ruble and Mexico's peso advanced as companies from Exxon Mobile Corp to Royal Dutch Shell Plc gained. Former Goldman Sach Group Inc partner and Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin is said to be President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be the next US Treasury secretary. According to a person familiar with the matter, Trump is also continuing to meet candidates for the secretary of state role, with retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still said to be in the running for the position. Currently, the TSX is up 0.61% and the Dow is up 0.37%. EURCAD is down 0.48% trading between 1.4190 and 1.4317. GBPCAD is down 0.33% trading between 1.6615 and 1.6788. JPYCAD is down 1.15% trading between 0.01178 and 0.01196. Gold is down 0.93% trading between $1,174 and $1,194USD/oz., silver is down 0.04% trading between $16.48 and $16.76USD/oz., while oil is up 6.72% trading between $45.20 and $49.09.

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

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