​VBCE Daily Foreign Exchange Update for Monday, August 22, 2016

USDCAD spot rate: 1.2945 - 1.2950 (as at 8:22am PST)

Ranges:

Asia:

1.2881

to

1.2928

Europe:

1.2928

to

1.2903

North America:

1.2910

to

1.2950

Technical Support / Resistance:

S2

S1

R1

R2

1.2760

1.2811

1.2973

1.3048

Key Economic Data Releases:

-Canada Wholesale Sales (MoM June) 0.7% (0.5% exp.) 1.9% previous

Key Event Calendar:

Date

Canada

U.S.A.

Aug. 23

Aug. 24

Aug. 25

Aug. 26

New home sales, manufacturing PMI

Existing home sales, crude oil inventories

Durable good, Jackson Hole Symposium

GDP Q2, services PMI, Fed Yellen speech, Consumer sentiment index

CAD is weak, underperforming against all of the G10 currencies with a 0.7% decline from Friday's close. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer helped the USD dollar to begin the week trading stronger against all of its major peers, after he said US economic conditions are close to hitting central bank's targets in a speech in Aspen on Sunday. This upbeat assessment pushed the USD to a 1 week high, as traders beef up bets that a rate hike may happen this year. Markets will be watching to see if Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks on the economy concord with Fischer's, when she delivers her address at the Jackson Hole symposium this Friday. The TSX is down 0.10% while the Dow is up 0.01%. EURCAD is up 0.58% trading between 1.4542 and 1.4638. GBPCAD is up 1.11% trading between 1.6783 and 1.6992. JPYCAD is up 0.49% trading between 0.01276 and 0.01287. Gold is down 0.16% trading between $1,331 and $1,341 USD/oz., silver is down 1.87% trading between $18.74 and $19.29 USD/oz., while oil is down 2.20% trading between $47.66 and $48.97 USD/barrel

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

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