Tags : interest rate

Fed’s Yellen Hints Rate Hike, but Stresses Patience

The Federal Reserve could begin normalizing interest rates this year, but won’t rush to do so amid tepid wage growth and tame inflation, central bank Chairwoman Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. Testifying before Congress, Yellen sought to lay the groundwork for how the Federal Reserve would begin raising interest rates after more than six years. […]Read More

Bank of England Votes Unanimously to Keeping Interest Rates Low

Lawmakers at the Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates at a record low at this month’s policy meetings, although signs of division re-emerged about the outlook on monetary policy. The BOE voted 9-0 in favour of keeping interest rates at a record-low of 0.5 percent and the size of the asset purchase […]Read More

USD/CAD Loses NFP-Inspired Rally amid Higher Energy Prices

The North American currency pair back was on its heels Monday, as rebounding energy prices and better than expected Canadian housing starts supported the Canadian dollar. The USD/CAD declined more than half a percent to 1.2454. Initial support is likely found at 1.2417 and resistance at 1.2589. The pair rebounded on Friday after the United […]Read More

Canadian dollar rebounds sharply as oil prices rise

The Canadian dollar advanced on Monday as oil prices continued to rally, while US consumer spending declined at the sharpest rate since 2009 and manufacturing activity softened. The loonie, as the Canadian dollar is known, rose 0.8 percent to 0.7941 US, erasing Friday’s losses. The USD/CAD exchange rate tumbled more than 100 pips to 1.2590. […]Read More

US dollar continues higher as Fed pledges patience toward raising

The US dollar advanced against a basket of currencies Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve conveyed optimism that inflation would gradually reach its target in the medium-term despite pledging to be patient on raising interest rates. The US dollar index – a weighted average of the greenback’s performance against a basket of six currencies – climbed […]Read More