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USDCAD northwards bound after BoC - BNP

FXStreet (Delhi) – Research Team at BNP Paribas, expect US-Canada front-end rate differentials to move in favour of the US dollar by year-end and continue to target USDCAD at 1.4000 by early 2016.

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“The BoC’s balanced statement on Wednesday contrasted with the downward revisions to growth in the Monetary Policy Report. We think markets are not pricing in sufficient risk of further BoC easing in the coming months.”

“The US data calendar remains light while Fed speakers are in a blackout period ahead of the October 28 FOMC meeting. Jobless claims could gather some attention after a sizeable drop the previous week, while we expect existing home sales to bounce by 1.7% m/m consistent with other data showing positive momentum in housing. North of the border, Canadian retail sales are expected to rise by a modest 0.1% m/m.”

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