Central Bank Meetings

By / July 30, 2012

Market Comment The Canadian dollar is trading within a tight range against the USD and has held on to last week’s gains; however, risk aversion is gripping markets ahead of Thursday’s ECB interest rate meeting. ECB Meeting Expectations ECB President Draghi’s comments last week have substantially increased market expectations leading into Thursday’s rate meeting. Draghi… Read more

Spain Concedes Need For Rescue

By / July 27, 2012

Market Comment Markets are fairly tame this morning, though news that Spain has conceded and is in talks with Germany regarding a bailout is putting a bid into risk appetite. The CAD is up marginally on the news, trading 15 basis points higher against the USD. Spanish Rescue Needs German and Spanish finance ministers met… Read more

ECB Comments Send Markets Surging

By / July 26, 2012

Market Comment Markets are surging higher today, with the Loonie and Euro up 1 and 1.5 cents respectively against the US Dollar. The primary factor was ECB President Draghi’s comments that the ECB “will do whatever it takes to preserve the Euro…and believe me, it will be enough.” ECB Comments Risk appetite is up across… Read more

Markets Gain on Fed Easing Expectations

By / July 25, 2012

Market Comment Markets are on the rise this morning following news that Fed officials are moving closer to taking action to spur growth in the stagnant US economy. The Fed could take action as quickly as next week; however, they may wait until their September meeting to gather more info regarding the growth and employment… Read more

Moody’s Lowers German Outlook to Negative

By / July 24, 2012

Market Comment Markets are weak again today, continuing off yesterday’s 1% selloff as the European crisis worsens. The Canadian dollar is largely unchanged while the Euro is trading softer. Moody’s Lowers Outlook in Europe Moody’s issued a warning regarding the rising uncertainty in Europe and as a result, lowered the outlooks of Germany, the Netherlands… Read more

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