The Canadian dollar is weak - EBC Daily Snapshot


On Wednesday, the dollar hovered near a 2.5-month low. The Fed's recent minutes leaned dovish, affirming the end of the rate-hike cycle.

EBC Forex Snapshot

22 Nov 2023

The dollar languished near its low in 2.5 months on Wednesday after minutes of the Fed's last meeting was still slightly dovish that reinforced expectations that its rate-hike cycle was over.

US existing home sales dropped to the lowest level in more than 13 years last month due to the highest mortgage rates in two decades and a lack of house supply.

The Canadian dollar did not benefit from the dollar weakness as much as other major currencies. Money markets have nearly fully discounted a BOC rate cut by April and see three cuts next year.


The country's annual inflation rate eased more than expected to 3.1% in October due to lower gasoline prices and core inflation measures hit their lowest levels in nearly two years.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 13 Nov) HSBC (as of 22 Nov)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0517 1.0769 1.0661 1.1061
GBP/USD 1.2037 1.2428 1.2262 1.2686
USD/CHF 0.8745 0.9338 0.8740 0.9004
AUD/USD 0.6270 0.6522 0.6398 0.6650
USD/CAD 1.3640 1.3899 1.3599 1.3830
USD/JPY 147.43 151.95 146.38 151.16

The green numbers in the table indicate an increase in data, the red numbers indicate a decrease in data, and the black numbers indicate that the data remains unchanged.

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The euro's recent performance has been sluggish

The euro's recent performance has been sluggish

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Yen near post-1990 lows

Yen near post-1990 lows

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The US dollar consolidated on Wednesday

The US dollar consolidated on Wednesday

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