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Richard Franulovich, Head of FX Strategy at Westpac, suggests that CAD is oddly weak despite a healthy domestic growth story and a BoC that has signaled yet more interest rate increases will be warranted in the future.

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“So far in July CAD has fared no better than EUR and has managed to eke out gains against just two other G10 peers – JPY and GBP – and in both cases it is more a case of independent weakness in the latter rather than outright CAD strength.”

“The sharp fall in oil prices (almost 10% from recent peaks) could be a factor. Admittedly the BoC is unlikely to fuel expectations for even more hikes than are currently priced in (+40bp by end of Q1 2019) either, trade tensions seem certain to build and Chinese growth is slowing.”

“USD/CAD likely has a tough time breaking down sustainably through 1.3000 near term, but by the same token USD/CAD looks expensive above 1.35.”