Canadian Dollar Reaches Seven-Week Low as Fed Maintains Stimulus

The Canadian dollar fell to a seven-week low after the Federal Reserve maintained its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases while leaving open the possibility for future reductions by saying economic growth persists.

The currency weakened versus most of its 16 major peers as the U.S. central bank removed a sentence from the previous policy announcement that had said tighter financial conditions could slow the improvement in the economy, Canada’s largest export market. Canada’s dollar posted its biggest weekly drop against the greenback in four months last week after the Bank of Canada lowered economic growth estimates and removed language about the need for higher interest rates it had kept in every policy statement for more than a year.

“In view of the fact they see growth continuing without any major red lights, it’s conceivable they could look to cut back on the bond buying in December,” said Don Mikolich, executive director of foreign exchange sales at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, by phone from Toronto. “So where the market really started to push off tapering into the new year, the suggestion it could happen sooner did evoke a bit of a reaction.”

The loonie, as the currency is known for the image of the aquatic bird on the C$1 coin, fell 0.1 percent to C$1.0479 per U.S. dollar at 5 p.m. in Toronto. It rose as much as 0.3 percent before falling C$1.0497, the weakest level since Sept. 6. One loonie buys 95.43 U.S. cents.

Fed Reaction

The market has been running a bit short-dollar ahead of the meeting, and there was nothing obviously more dovish than expected, so we’re seeing a bit of a squeeze up in dollar-CAD,” Shaun Osborne, chief currency strategist at Toronto-Dominion Bank’s TD Securities unit in Toronto, said by phone. “With the Fed out of the way now, we may see more U.S. dollar strength coming through.” A short position is a bet that an asset will decline in value.

The Canadian currency is down 1.6 percent this month and off 5.3 this year versus the greenback, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Against its 16 most-traded counterparts, the loonie lost the most this month against Norway’s krone and gained the most this year versus the South African rand.

Canada’s benchmark 10-year government bonds fell, pushing the yield up two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 2.42 percent, after touching the lowest level since July 22. The 1.5 percent security maturing in June 2023 lost 13 cents to C$92.16.

The Bank of Canada will provide details tomorrow about a five-year note auction scheduled for Nov. 6.

Price Swings

Implied volatility for one-month options on Canada’s dollar versus its U.S. counterpart fell to 5.6 percent from this year’s high of 9.4 percent in June. The measure is used to set option prices and gauge the expected pace of currency swings. The average for this year is 6.6 percent.

Trading in over-the-counter foreign-exchange options on the U.S.-Canada dollar exchange rate amounted to $1.4 billion or about 4 percent of trades, according to data reported by U.S. banks to the Depository Trust Clearing Corp. and tracked by Bloomberg. Yesterday, U.S.-Canada dollar trades were $9.7 billion, or 20 percent of volume.

A report tomorrow is projected to show economic growth in Canada slowed in August to 0.1 percent from 0.6 percent the previous month, according to the median estimate of a Bloomberg survey of 18 economists.

“I think GDP will get some interest, but anything that at least shows a positive number will, I don’t think, get too much of a market reaction,” CIBC’s Mikolich said. “But if we’re negative on growth for a particular month, that could push Canada a bit weaker.”

The Canadian dollar has posted the second biggest drop the past six months among nine developed nation currencies tracked by the Bloomberg Correlation Weighted Index. The loonie has fallen 3.9 percent, compared with the Australian dollar’s 9.1 percent loss. The U.S. dollar has increased 0.4 percent.


GBP/JPY little changed after solid Japanese data, BoJ decision

The GBP/JPY is trading under very slight pressure after the well expected unanimous BoJ decision to keep its monetary policy monetary policy unchanged and the solid Japanese data.

The GBP/JPY is hovering around 157.58 area the last couple of hours but since the solid Japanese data released it seems to gain an uptrend momentum, even a soft one. Briefly, the Japanese construction orders, as well as the Annualized Housing Starts were released at much better levels than forecasted, giving credit to the “Abenomics”. On the other side, the cross decline from opening as of 158.00 area to the 157.60 zone, can be partly attributed to the soft Nikkei decline, but mostly to the heaviness of the cable.

Technical Aspects on the GBP/JPY

The cross is under heavy pressure but can be mostly attributed to the heaviness in the GBP/USD coupled with Nikkei decline, lingering Chinese liquidity fears and other factors. Markets participants interested in the cross should realize that as long as the pair is well above the 50-daily EMA at 156.46 and the 21-daily EMA (157.49), if it manages to overcome the handle as of 157.87 where the 10-daily MA lies as well the 158.20 (the 24th October daily high), then the road to the 2009 highs as of 163 it can be maybe achievable. Briefly, traders in favor of the bullish above depicted scenario, point out that between 158.20 area and the 2009 high as of 163.00, there are no resistances to be found, apart from tiny ones. On the other side, if the 50-daily EMA at 156.46 is breached, then the cross might kick off a downtrend shift.


Dollar Gains After FOMC Meeting, Shrugs Off Poor Employment

The US dollar was firm after the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee as the resulting statement was less dovish than market participants have expected. The greenback retained strength despite poor employment data.

The employment report from Automatic Data Processing showed growth by just 130,000 jobs in October that trailed the forecast of 151,000. Such data indeed does not give incentive for the US central bank to change policy, yet the dollar was not bothered by it.

EUR/USD fell from 1.3734 to 1.3726 as of 00:00 GMT today. GBP/USD went down from 1.6036 to 1.6028, while USD/JPY was flat at 98.48 following yesterday’s advance.


Markets Primed for Dovish FOMC Outcome May Be Disappointed

German Unemployment and CPI figures headline the economic calendar in European hours. The former data set is expected to show no change in headline labor market indicators in October, with the ranks of the jobless holding steady from the prior month while the unemployment rate remains at 6.9 percent. The latter report is forecast to see the baseline year-on-year inflation rate holding at 1.4 percent, matching September’s result.

On balance, such outcomes offer no meaningful impetus for markets to re-appraise status-quo ECB policy expectations, and as such seem unlikely to yield much of a reaction from the Euro. Overall Eurozone economic news-flow has deteriorated relative to expectations over the past two months according to data compiled by Citigroup. While this opens the door for downside surprises, the probability of an outsized reaction from the single currency (much less of seeing lasting follow-through) seems rather low before the markets can put today’s FOMC policy announcement behind them.

Needless to say, investors are looking to the Fed meeting to offer guidance on when officials will begin to “taper” the size of the QE3 stimulus program. Fiscal drag considerations following October’s US government shutdown have pushed back expectations on when the policy normalization process will commence, with the baseline view now looking for the first cutback in March 2014.

The incorporation of this view into asset prices weighed on the US Dollar over recent weeks, dulling the impact of any overtly dovish rhetoric that may emerge in the FOMC policy statement. That means that any large-scale volatility that occurs after the results of the Fed sit-down cross the wires is likely to come from an indication that the unwinding of QE may be closer on the horizon than current expectations are accounting for. In this context, broadly unchanged Fed commentary may be seen as comparatively hawkish considering investors seem primed for a noticeable lurch toward the accommodative side of the spectrum.

The absence of a discernible dovish tone shift may thus weigh on risky assets and boost the greenback. Such a scenario seems reasonable. Recalling the ultimately unfounded fears of the fiscal drag from the payroll tax hike and “sequester” spending cuts on the US recovery earlier this year, the chance that worries about the shutdown’s impact are overstated is a real one. Furthermore, the Fed’s recently spotty record of managing expectations means officials will probably want to see more hard evidence before tinkering with existing guidance.


EUR/USD retesting 1.37 support bears in control

The EUR/USD is extending its losses along Asia, currently testing bids at the 1.37 handle, exact same area where it stalled post FOMC, representing a technical support aligning with Oct 18 peak.

EUR/USD maintains a strong bearish tone according to the hourly chart, says Valeria Bednarik, Chief Analyst at, adding that "failure to quickly regain 1.3750 will likely keep the pressure to the downside, with next big hurdle of buyers waiting around 1.3640."

The move, which has come in impulsive waves, reflects the somewhat increased optimism that the Fed left the door open to start the tapering of its bond purchasing program by December this year or January 2014.


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Dollar mixed as traders eye Fed meeting

The U.S. dollar was mixed against its major rivals during Monday’s Asian session as traders await the start of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday.

In Asian trading Monday, EUR/USD rose 0.05% to 1.3812. Last week, the pair gained nearly 1%. Last Monday, the U.S. is to produce reports on industrial production and the capacity utilization rate, as well as private sector data on pending home sales.

USD/JPY added 0.14% to 97.54 after that pair lost 0.82% last week. In addition to the Fed meeting, which concludes Wednesday, Thursday’s monetary policy statement by the Bank of Japan will also be closely watched.

GBP/USD gained 0.09% to 1.6183. That pair rose 0.22% last week. Wednesday’s minutes of the BoE’s October meeting said the U.K. unemployment rate appears to be falling at a faster than expected rate as the "robust" recovery gains traction.

In U.S. economic news out Friday, the Commerce Department said durable goods orders rose 3.7% last month, beating expectations for a 2.3% gain. The August reading was revise up to 0.2% growth from 0.1%. Excluding transportation, orders fell 0.1% against expectations of a 0.5% rise.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment fell to 73.2 in October from 77.5 in September. That is the lowest reading since December 2012. Economists expected an October reading of 75.

USD/CHF inched down 0.02% to 0.8925 while USD/CAD fell 0.11% to 1.0442. It is widely expected no announcement regarding tapering of the Fed’s USD85 billion-a-month bond-buying effort will be made at this meeting.

AUD/USD advanced 0.23% to 0.9607. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens is scheduled to speak on Tuesday.

NZD/USD rose 0.24% to 0.8300. Markets in New Zealand are closed Monday for a public holiday. The U.S. Dollar Index inched down 0.04% to 79.23.


Canada Dollar Falls Most in 4 Months on Rate-Bias Tilt, Oil Drop

The Canadian dollar fell the most since June after the Bank of Canada abandoned a leaning toward higher rates and crude oil dropped below $100 a barrel for the first time since July.

The currency weakened versus the majority of its 16 most-traded peers for a fourth week as a more accommodative policy by the Bank of Canada announced Oct. 23 followed a Sept. 18 decision by the Federal Reserve to sustain the pace of bond purchases to engineer a stronger economic recovery. Canada’s economy may have expanded 1.7 percent in August from a year earlier, according to the median in the Bloomberg News survey of economists before the Oct. 31 Statistics Canada report.

“There’s two factors at work, the Bank of Canada and industrial commodity prices,” Greg Anderson, head of global foreign exchange strategy at Bank of Montreal, said by phone from New York. “We haven’t seen oil prices this low in a long time.”

The loonie, as Canada’s dollar is known for the image of the waterfowl on the C$1 coin, added 1.6 percent this week to C$1.0448 per U.S. dollar in Toronto. It reached C$1.0461, the weakest level since Sept. 6. One loonie buys 95.71 U.S. cents.

BMO’s three-month forecast is for the currency to weaken to C$1.06, Anderson said.


Prism Cement gains; Ashwani Gujral suggests Rs 79 as target

Prism Cement was among major gainers in today’s session. At 11.30am, the stock was trading 6% higher compared to previous close.

The stock has touched an intraday high of Rs 54.25 on NSE. The trading volumes are high as well. On NSE, during the first hour of trading, 2.1 million shares changed hands while the volume on BSE was 1.4 million shares.

The stock is trading near its 52-week high of Rs 60.


Indian Stock markets trading higher, BSE Sensex up by 160 points at 11.03 AM IST

In a surprise move, Indian Stock markets have gone opposite to the global weakness. The stock market started inching up during the morning session. At 11.03, BSE Sensex was up by 160 points at 14948. NSE Nifty was up by 51 points.

Among major gainers on NSE were, ONGC (up by 1.6%), Hindalco (up by 3.2% at Rs 104), Siemens, M&M, DLF, Larsen & Toubro, Jindal Steel and Suzlon Energy.

Among major gainers on BSE were, Jaiprakash Associates, SBI, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.



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If You Don’t Like Whipsaws, Don’t Trade Gold

It seems every time there is a jump or a fall, there is a monster on the other side of the the market waiting to jump in. Gold up $14 now to $1607 after falling to a session low of $1585 thirty minutes ago.

Bernanke is taking questions now but his answers can’t be interpreted one way or the other.

Goldman cut its 2013 and 2014 gold forecasts earlier today. They see gold at $1600 in 2013 vs $1810 previously.


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