​VBCE Daily Foreign Exchange Update for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

USDCAD spot rate: 1.3262 - 1.3267 (as at 8:04am PST)

Ranges:

Asia:

1.3215

to

1.3255

Europe:

1.3215

to

1.3259

North America:

1.3252

to

1.3295

Technical Support / Resistance:

S2

S1

R1

R2

1.3150

1.3200

1.3300

1.3350

Key Economic Data Releases:

- No data releases

Key Event Calendar:

Date

Canada

U.S.A.

Jan. 12

Jan. 13

New housing price index

Producer price index, retail sales

President-elect Donald Trump is due to give his first press conference since July at 8am today, with the event likely to be overshadowed by news that he was briefed by intelligence officials about reports that Russia has compromising information about him. The Kremlin this morning denied those reports, with Dimitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, describing them as "pulp fiction". Trump took to Twitter to issue his own denial, describing the events as a "witch hunt". The President-elect's address may provide details on the timing and scope of planned policies from infrastructure spending to trade pacts that will set the tone on financial markets in 2017. The dollar and stocks have been stuck in a month long rut since the Federal Reserve's rate decision. Speculation Trump will pursue a pro-growth agenda unencumbered by backlash from any protectionist moves sparked the rallies that drive American equities to records and the dollar to a 14 year high. Currently, the TSX is up 0.14% and the DOW is up 0.49%. EURCAD is down 0.45% trading between 1.3880 and 1.3990. GBPCAD is down 0.66% trading between 1.5994 and 1.6145. JPYCAD is down 0.51% trading between 0.01136 and 0.01143. Gold is down 0.70% trading between $1,177 and $1,191USD/oz., silver is down 1.21% trading between $16.54 and $16.85USD/oz., while oil is up 1.74% trading between $50.75 and $51.87.

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

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