The Canadian dollar gained ground Friday morning after Canadian inflation data for January surpassed expectations on a year-over-year basis, news that will bolster speculation the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates again soon. It advanced by about 0.3% against the greenback after the data release, extending its modest gains in overnight trading. It’s not clear how sustainable those gains will be in Friday’s environment of broadly based, albeit moderate, US dollar strength.
The minutes of the US Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting suggest decision makers at the US central bank are increasingly confident that the economy is growing steadily – and that inflation is beginning its long-delayed upward arc. The overall tone of the remarks was consistent with the views the Fed conveyed at the time of its January 31 meeting. Although trading in the US dollar was somewhat volatile immediately after the release, there was little sustained response in currency markets.
The US Producer Price Index for January released Thursday morning showed seasonally adjusted rise of 0.4%, consistent with expectations, but a sharper increase in the core component of the measure looks consistent with the view inflation is starting to rise in the US economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the PPI excluding foods, energy, and trade services rose 0.4% in January, the largest advance since increasing 0.5% in April 2017.
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Selecting a term
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