Tuesday, September 30, 2014

USD/CAD

Consolidation was the name of the game on CAD today, USD/CAD effectively contained in the 1.1250-1.1290 range, while EUR/CAD held above 1.4265. Canadian payrolls release due out tomorrow has been volatile lately, not surprising considering it's a household survey, similar to the very volatile US household employment survey. A large deviation from the expectation may send the market bouncing around but this will change little from the BoC's standpoint as the bank is all but certain to keep rates unchanged on Oct 17. The US employment report and USD sentiment will probably dominate tomorrow. We are still not fully convinced by the latest breakout and would like to see a decisive break of 1.1346 before declaring an end to the current 2-month range