According to Richard Franulovich, Head of FX Strategy at Westpac, the BoC remains heavily focused on trade risks, Governor Poloz noting that evidence of tangible negative impacts was accumulating.

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“Despite that the BoC has little appetite for an easing bias – for the time being - growing confidence in domestic demand a key offsetting factor.”

“That, and a dovish Fed has seen yield spreads rapidly compress back in CAD’s favour, the 10yr CA-US spread for example is now -45bp versus -85bp three months ago.”

“With yield spreads tracking strongly in CAD’s favour and the pair’s correlation with yields firming any topside in USD/CAD is likely to be limited to no more than 1.32.”

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