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Daily foreign exchange rates for our top 10 currencies & Update #forex #Vancouver April 12, 2018

USDCAD spot rate: 1.2615 - 1.2620 (as at 7:08am PST)

Ranges:

Asia:

1.2561

to

1.2596

Europe:

1.2576

to

1.2615

North America:

1.2573

to

1.2620

Technical Support / Resistance:

S2

S1

R1

R2

1.2475

1.2500

1.2650

1.2700

Key Economic Data Releases:

- U.S. Initial Jobless claims 233k (230k exp.) 242k previous

Event Calendar:

Date

Canada

U.S.A.

Apr. 13

Retail sales, CPI

Michigan consumer sentiment index

U.S. stocks rose and Treasuries retreated as investors speculated that Middle East tensions won't erupt into a destabilizing conflict. Crude slid after climbing more than 7 percent this week and the dollar gained. All major benchmarks were were higher following hints from President Donald Trump that military action in Syria may not be imminent, while Russia toned down its own war rhetoric. The calls for geopolitical calm helped equities ignore overnight trade rumblings from China, which dragged most Asian gauges lower. Currently, the TSX is up 0.15% while the DOW is up 1.57%. EURCAD is down 0.26% trading between 1.5509 and 1.5593. GBPCAD is up 0.35% trading between 1.7825 and 1.7913. JPYCAD is down 0.35% trading between 0.01172 and 0.01180. Gold is down 0.78% trading between $1,339 and $1,353 USD/oz., silver is down 0.82% trading between $16.49 and $16.69USD/oz., while oil is down 0.88% trading between $66.36 and $67.32.

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

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