User Name: Password:      Register - Lost password?

Forex News Blog
Back to The Headlines
Tuesday February 19, 2008 - 22:27:41 GMT
Reuters -

Share This Story:
| | Email

Forex Market News - Canadian dollar ends near 4-week low, bonds drop

Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:53pm EST
 By Frank Pingue
 TORONTO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar closed at
its lowest level in nearly a month against the U.S. dollar on
Tuesday, as domestic data supported expectations of a Bank of
Canada rate cut and offset any benefit from higher oil prices.
 Domestic bond prices took their cue from the bigger U.S.
market and finished lower across the curve ahead of a domestic
retail sales report due later this week.
 The Canadian dollar closed at C$1.0171 to the U.S. dollar,
or 98.32 U.S. cents, down from C$1.0075 to the U.S. dollar, or
99.26 U.S. cents, at Friday's close.
 Data that showed Canada's wholesale trade fell more than
expected in December weighed on the currency, which later went
on to hit a session low of C$1.0174.
 The data followed another domestic report that showed core
inflation, which helps guide Bank of Canada interest rate
decisions, slowed to 1.4 percent in January, in line with
 "The market is starting to react to concerns that maybe the
activity data in Canada is weaker than currently anticipated,
which further emphasizes the importance of the retail numbers
on Friday," said Matthew Strauss, senior currency strategist at
RBC Capital Markets.
 "But, having said that, I am a little bit surprised about
the extent of the selloff in the Canadian dollar."
 The data has all but cemented a rate cut in March,
especially since there is not enough economic data left to sway
the central bank's decision before March 4. But the size of the
cut is still up for debate.
 A Reuters poll taken on Tuesday showed eight of Canada's 12
dealers forecast the central bank will cut its key rate by 50
basis points to 3.50 percent. Four of the dealers expect a 25
point cut.
 Strauss also suggested the domestic currency encountered
further selling pressure around the C$1.0120 level, which he
said attracted a slew of U.S. dollar buyers.
 That pressure outweighed any benefit the commodity-linked
Canadian dollar drew from soaring oil prices, which hit a
record high of $100.10 a barrel on Tuesday. The currency often
takes its cue from oil prices, given Canada's position as a key
energy producer and exporter.
 Canadian bond prices followed U.S. treasuries lower despite
the negative domestic data on wholesale trade.
 "All things considered, the movements we saw in Canada
largely reflected a lot of the same movements you saw out of
treasuries in the U.S.," said Max Clarke, an economist at
IDEAglobal in New York.
 "The markets really didn't have too much to say about the
CPI data, given the fact that it was largely accommodative to
further rate cuts from the Bank of Canada."
 Clarke also suggested the market is looking ahead to the
Canadian December retail sales data, due Friday, as it will
offer some insight as to how resilient consumer demand is going
to be in 2008.
 The two-year bond fell 22 Canadian cents to C$101.94 to
yield 3.112 percent. The 10-year bond slid 90 Canadian cents to
C$100.55 to yield 3.928 percent.
 The yield spread between the two- and 10-year bond was 81.6
basis points, down from 82.4 points at the previous close.
 The 30-year bond lost C$1.45 Canadian cents to C$112.05 to
yield 4.274 percent. In the United States, the 30-year treasury
yielded 4.670 percent.
 The three-month when-issued T-bill yielded 3.25 percent,
unchanged from the previous close.
(Editing by Rob Wilson)

© Reuters 2007. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuters sphere logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world.


Forex Trading News

Forex Research

Daily Forex Market News
Forex news reports can be found on the forex research headlines page below. Here you will find real-time forex market news reports provided by respected contributors of currency trading information. Daily forex market news, weekly forex research and monthly forex news features can be found here.

Forex News
Real-time forex market news reports and features providing other currency trading information can be accessed by clicking on any of the headlines below. At the top of the forex blog page you will find the latest forex trading information. Scroll down the page if you are looking for less recent currency trading information. Scroll to the bottom of fx blog headlines and click on the link for past reports on forex. Currency world news reports from previous years can be found on the left sidebar under "FX Archives."

Actionable trading levels delivered to YOUR charts in real-time.

Register To Test Your Amazing Trader

GVI Trading. Potential Price Risk Scale
AA: Major, A: High, B: Medium

Tue 17 July 2018
AA 08:30 GB- Employment
A 13:15 US- Industrial Production
AA 14:00 US-Powell Testimony
Wed 18 July 2018
AA 08:30 GB- CPI
A 12:30 US- Housing Starts/Permits
AA 14:00 US-Powell Testimony
Thu 19 July 2018
AA 1:30 AU- Employment
AA 08:30 GB- Retail Sales
A 14:30 US- EIA Crude
A 12:30 US- Weekly Jobless
Fri 20 Jun 2018
A 12:30 CA- CPI/Retail Sales

John M. Bland, MBA
co-founding Partner,

Global-View Affiliate Program

We are starting an affiliate program to market some of our products.

Send me an email if you would be interested or if you know someone who would like to be an affiliate. Generous commissions payout for those accepted.

Put the word "affiliate" in the email subject line.

Contact us

Start trading with forex broker Markets Cube

Max McKegg's Daily Forex Trading Forecasts

Veteran FX Trader, Max McKegg, forecasts all the Major currencies and the Australasians; providing Daily and Medium Term Trading forecasts to subscribers, who include large Banks the world over, as well as individual traders in more than 30 different countries.

Request a TRIAL of Max's Forex Service.


Retail Forex Brokerage Changing!

Are you looking for your first broker or do you need of a new one? There are more critical things to consider than you might have thought.

We were trading long before there were online brokers. Global-View has been directly involved with the industry since its infancy. We've seen everything and are up-to-data with recent regulatory changes.

Our Best Brokers listing section includes:Forex Broker Reviews, Forex Broker Directory, Forex Broker Comparisons and advice on How to Choose a Forex Broker

If would like guidance, advice, or have any concerns at all ASK US. We are here to help you.

SEE Our Best Brokers List

Currency Trading Tools

  • Live rates, currency news, fx charts. 

  • Research reports and currency forecasts.

  • Foreign Exchange database and history.

  • Weekly economic calendar.

Directory of  Forex trading tools

Terms of Use    Disclaimer    Privacy Policy    Contact    Site Map

Forex Forum
Forex Trading Forum
Forex Forum + forex rates
Forex Forum Archives
Forex Forum RSS
Free Registration

Trading Forums
Currency Forum Guide
Forum Directory
Open Forum
Futures Forum
Political Forum
Forex Brokers
Compare Forex Brokers
Forex Broker News
Forex Broker Hotline

Online Forex Trading
Forex Trading Tools
Currency Trading Tools
Forex Database
FX Chart Points
Risk/Carry Trade Chart Points
Economic Calendar
Quicklinks to Economic Data
Currency Futures Swaps
Fibonacci Calculator
Currency Futures Calculator

Forex Education
Forex Learning Center
FX Trading Basics Course
Forex Trading Course
Forex Trading Handbook

Forex Analysis
Forex Forecasts
Interest Rate Forecasts
Central Bank Forecasts

FX Charts and Quotes
Live FX Rates
Live Global Market Quotes
Live Forex Charts
US Dollar Index Chart
Global Chart Gallery
Daily Market Tracker
Forex News
Forex Blog
Forex News
Forex Blog Archives
Forex News RSS
Forex Services
Forex Products
GVI Forex
Free Trials
FX Bookstore
FX Jobs and Careers
Jobs USA
Jobs UK
Jobs Canada

Forex Forum

The Global-View Forex Forum is the hub for currency trading on the web. Founded in 1996, it was the original forex forum and is still the place where forex traders around the globe come 24/7 looking for currency trading ideas, breaking forex news, fx trading rumors, fx flows and more. This is where you can find a full suite of forex trading tools, including a complete fx database, forex chart points, live currency rates, and live fx charts. In addition, there is a forex brokers directory where you can compare forex brokers. There is also a forex brokers hotline where you can ask for help choosing a forex broker that meets your individual fx trading needs. Interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading.

Forex News

The forex forum is where traders come to discuss the forex market. It is one of the few places where forex traders of all levels of experience, from novice to professionals, interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading. There is also the GVI Forex, which is a private subscription service where professional and experienced currency traders meet in a private forex forum. it is like a virtual forex trading room. This is open to forex traders of all levels of experience to view but only experienced currency tradingprofessionals can post.

Currency Trading

Currency trading charts are updated daily using the forex trading ranges posted in the Global-View forex database. You will also find technical indicators on the fx trading charts, e.g. moving averages for currencies such as the EURUSD. This is another forex trading tool provided by

Forex Brokers

The forex database can be used to access high, low, close daily forex ranges for key currency pairs, such as the EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, GBPUSD, USDCAD, AUD, NZD and major crosses, including EURJPY, EURGBP, EURCHF, GBPJPY, GBPCHF and CHFJPY. Data for these currency trading pairs dating back to January 1, 1999 can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet.

Forex Trading

Forex chart points are in a currency trading table that includes; latest fx tradinghigh-low-close range, Bollinger Bands, Fibonacci retracement levels, daily forex pivot points support and resistance levels, average daily forex range, MACD for the different currency trading pairs. You can look on the forex forum for updates when one of the fx trading tools is updated.

FX Trading

Global-View also offers a full fx trading chart gallery that includes fx pairs, such as the EURUSD, commodities, stocks and bonds. In a fx trading world where markets are integrated, the chart gallery is a valuable trading tool. Look for updates on the Forex Forum when the chart gallery is updated.

Forex Blog also offers a forex blog, where articles of interest for currency trading are posted throughout the day. The forex blog articles come from outside sources, including forex brokers research as well as from the professionals at This forex blog includes the Daily Forex View, Market Chatter and technical forex blog updates. In additional to its real time forex forum, there are also Member Forums available for more in depth forex trading discussions.



By using this website, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and Cookie Policy

Copyright ©1996-2014 Global-View. All Rights Reserved.
Hosting and Development by Blue 105