Market news
27.10.2021, 14:13

USD/CAD tumbles toward 1.2300 after BoC decision

  • Bank of Canada decision to end QE boosts CAD across the board.
  • USD/CAD drops toward 1.2300, falling more than a hundred pips from highs. 

The USD/CAD dropped sharply following the announcement of the Bank of Canada (BoC) to end QE. The loonie soared across the board becoming the best performer. Versus the dollar is climbed to the highest in three days.

BoC’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged as expected. Market consensus was looking at a reduction in QE to around CAD1 billion per week from 2B, instead, the central bank decided to end purchases. In a few minutes, BoC Governor Macklem will host a press conference.

The larger than expected tightening from the BoC triggered also a rebound in US yields.

The USD/CAD dropped from 1.2410 to 1.2312 after the statement reached the lowest level since Thursday. The pair remains near the lows. A break under 1.2320 (Oct 22 low) will clear the way for a test of 1.2300. Earlier on Wednesday, USD/CAD traded at 1.2430, the highest level in two weeks.

Technical levels

 

© 2000-2021. All rights reserved.

This site is managed by Teletrade D.J. Limited 20599 IBC 2012 (First Floor, First St. Vincent Bank Ltd Building, James Street, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

The information on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute any investment advice.

AML Website Summary

Risk Disclosure

Making transactions on financial markets with marginal financial instruments opens up wide possibilities and allows investors who are willing to take risks to earn high profits, carrying a potentially high risk of losses at the same time. Therefore you should responsibly approach the issue of choosing the appropriate investment strategy, taking the available resources into account, before starting trading.

Privacy Policy

Use of the information: full or partial use of materials from this website must always be referenced to TeleTrade as the source of information. Use of the materials on the Internet must be accompanied by a hyperlink to teletrade.org. Automatic import of materials and information from this website is prohibited.

Please contact our PR department if you have any questions or need assistance at pr@teletrade.global.

Feedback
Live Chat E-mail
Up
Choose your language / location