|Bid||72.2000 x 2200|
|Ask||74.6100 x 800|
|Day's Range||74.30 - 74.51|
|52 Week Range||72.19 - 80.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||13.24|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.00%|
Bank of Canada has increased rates for the third time this year and fifth time since last year, putting Canadian ETFs in focus.
The U.S. capital markets all gained on news that the United States and Canada reached an agreement to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, which will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Canada ETFs all gained following the announcement--iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) was up 1.07%, Invesco CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) gained 0.91%, SPDR MSCI Canada StrategicFactors ETF (QCAN) rose 0.53%, and Invesco Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY) was up 0.87% as of 12:00 p.m. ET.
According to Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, ongoing talks with the U.S. remain "constructive" despite the threat of punitive tariffs on Canadian-made cars if Canada spurns the prospect of a new North American Free Trade Agreement come Friday. "It was a very constructive meeting with Ambassador (Robert) Lighthizer and his team and we'll be back again tomorrow," said Freeland. In the meantime, Canada-focused ETFs could be poised to gain, such as iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) , JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF (BBCA) and Invesco CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) .
Canada is the latest country to join in on the tariff battle against the United States as it imposed retaliatory tariffs last Friday in response to U.S. duties on steel and aluminum, causing most Canada-focused ETFs to open on the downside in the early going of Monday's trading session. iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) opened down 1.37 percent, Invesco CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) was down 0.41 percent, SPDR MSCI Canada StrategicFactors ETF (QCAN) was the only Canada ETF to open in the green--up 0.6 percent , and Invesco Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY) opened down at 0.87 percent.
The biggest Canada country-specific ETF is experiencing heavy outflows as President Donald Trump ramps up his trade rhetoric. The iShares MSCI Canada ETF (NYSEArca: EWC), the largest U.S.-listed ETF tracking ...
The US Dollar Index (UUP) posted four consecutive daily declines in the previous week as trade tensions escalated between the US and its trading partners. The interesting thing, however, was that the decline in the US dollar was because of the declining bond yields rather than appreciation of other currencies. The increased positive correlation between the US dollar and the US bond yields was the key driver in the US dollar rally in recent weeks.
The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed a sharp recovery last week. The appreciation seemed to be due to tariff announcements instead of the Fed’s hawkish tone after the May FOMC meeting. The only interpretation of the rise in the US dollar would be that investors were seeing trade tensions as a temporary setback to global trade, which could result in a better deal for the US. The US Dollar Index closed for the week ending June 15 at 94.78 and appreciated 1.3%.
What's in Store for Foreign Exchange Markets This Week? The US Dollar Index (UUP) gave up some of its gains as short covering in the FX (foreign exchange) markets and a decline in US bond (BND) yields took their toll. Economic data from the US was limited, but traders’ anxiety about the G7 summit, the US-North Korea summit, and a series of central bank meetings limited any gains in the US dollar.
The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued to appreciate but did so slowly in the week that ended on May 25. Rising political uncertainty in Europe, seesawing trade negotiations between the United States and China, and the diplomatic tussle between the United States and North Korea had an impact on currency markets in the week.
Last week, the US dollar (UUP) index bounced back from a minor pullback in the week ended May 11. Both are positive for the US dollar. According to the latest Commitment of Traders report released on May 18 by the Chicago Futures Trading Commission, large speculators and traders have trimmed their short positions on the US dollar index.
The US dollar index (UUP) took a breather last week, closing at 92.44, 0.03% higher than its close of 92.41 in the week ended May 4. The US dollar’s three-week rally was interrupted by the weak inflation report published last week, which was preceded by a weak jobs report on May 4. This US dollar slowdown could only be a speed breaker as the Fed remains the only central bank expected to tighten policies in the near term. The recently rejuvenated dollar-bond market correlation could continue supporting the dollar against major developed, developing, and emerging market currencies.
In April, the US dollar index posted one of its best monthly gains (2.0%) since November 2016, and it looks set to continue with the trend this month. The main reason for this appreciation has been a higher positive correlation between the US dollar and bond yields. Rising bond yields increase the US-international bond spread, which increases preference for US bonds as they have better ratings.
The US dollar (UUP) came under pressure after Donald Trump, in a tweet, accused Russia and China “playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!” Trump’s complaint has been interpreted as an attempt to escalate tensions to achieve favorable trade negotiation terms. According to the latest Commitment of Traders report, released on April 13 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, large speculators and traders have increased their short positions on the US dollar for a third consecutive week. This amount is a combination of the US dollar’s contracts against the combined contracts of the euro (FXE), British pound (FXB), Japanese yen (FXY), Australian dollar (FXA), Canadian dollar (FXC), and Swiss franc.
The US Dollar Index appreciated for a fourth consecutive week due in part to the impressive industrial production and consumer confidence numbers that were reported at the end of the previous week. Earlier in the previous week, lower-than-expected inflation growth and retail sales numbers had little impact on the US dollar as markets have already priced in a rate hike from the US Fed at its March meeting. The turmoil in the White House had a marginal negative impact on the US dollar as the pressure from the Mueller probe reached the Trump businesses last week.
The US Dollar Index returned to strength as risk appetite remained stable and the FOMC minutes signaled further tightening through interest rate hikes. Higher interest rates in the US could lead to the appreciation of the US dollar against its trading partners. The other reason for the US dollar’s appreciation is the weakness in the euro, which was triggered by the dovish statement from the European Central Bank.
Is Volatility Set to Drop Further after Stock Market Rebound? The US Dollar Index, whose slide had been stalled in the past two weeks, saw losses as markets recovered last week. Better-than-expected inflation growth should have increased the demand for the US dollar, but the surprise reaction of equity markets was also seen in the forex markets with the US dollar sliding against the major currencies.