​VBCE Daily Foreign Exchange Update for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

USDCAD spot rate: 1.3075 - 1.3080 (as at 8:57am PST)

Ranges:

Asia:

1.3103

to

1.3134

Europe:

1.3101

to

1.3136

North America:

1.3084

to

1.3100

Technical Support / Resistance:

S2

S1

R1

R2

1.2979

1.3024

1.3167

1.3220

Key Economic Data Releases:

-US ADP Employment Change 179k (170k exp) 172k previous

-US ISM Non-mfg PMI 55.5 (56.0 exp.) 56.5 previous

Key Event Calendar:

Date

Canada

U.S.A.

Aug 4th

Aug. 5th

Unemployment rate, Net Employment change, trade balance

Factory Orders

Non Farm payrolls, Unemployment rate, Trade Balance

CAD is down slightly after US ADP employment change was better than expected, posting an increase of 179k. Job data numbers on Friday should provide us with more clues on the Federal Reserve's next moves. The broader market tone presents the greatest near-term risk for CAD as we note the emergence of disconnect to its typical drivers (oil prices, yield spreads). Meanwhile the Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates Thursday. The TSX is up 0.02% while the Dow is up 0.11%. EURCAD is down 0.47% trading between 1.4602 and 1.4733. GBPCAD is down 0.29% trading between 1.7396 and 1.7546. JPYCAD is down 0.47% trading between 0.01289 and 0.01301. Gold is down 0.46% trading between $1,354 and $1,366USD/oz., silver is down 0.78% trading between $20.38 and $20.72 USD/oz., while oil is up 0.99% trading between $39.23 and $40.43USD/barrel

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

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