USD / CAD – Canadian Dollar Edging Lower

– Canadian dollar falling in tandem with S&P 500 futures

– Canadian banks and Federal government closed today

– US dollar ending September with strong gains.

USDCAD snapshot: open 1.3693-97, overnight range 1.3660-1.3744, close 1.3685, WTI $81.61, Gold $1667.70

The Canadian dollar did not have a good month of September, losing 4.0%. Even so, it was still better than the Australian dollar (down 5.0%) and the New Zealand dollar (down 6.6%) which was the worst performing major G-120 currency against the US dollar.

The Canadian dollar direction is determined by global risk sentiment as measured by S&P 500 prices. S&P futures are unchanged compared to Thursdays close, but the S&P 500 index plunged nearly 8.0% in September.

The monthly loss points to US dollar demand as portfolio manager rebalancing positions.

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