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FxWirePro: Canadian labour market unlikely to change BoC’s and CAD’s OTC market sentiments

In the end, it makes no difference to the Bank of Canada (BoC) what today’s labor market report for March is going to be – always assuming of course that it doesn’t produce an extreme result, which we do not expect. 

In March, the BoC had already made it clear that is going to take a break for now. It maintained its generally restrictive approach, but the uncertainty regarding future rate increases had risen according to the BoC. 

The slowdown in the economy in Q4 had been stronger than expected. The effects of the mixed data signals on the growth and inflation outlook would have to be examined first. 

As a result, the key rate (currently 1.75%) would remain under the neutral level of 2.5%-3.5% for now, according to the BoC. So unless the data improves significantly and quickly, which is not expected, the BoC will keep everything on hold. 

In its new Monetary Policy Report at the end of April, it is likely to revise its growth outlook to the downside and probably also assume a neutral approach. As a result, CAD is likely to have little upside potential against USD this month. 

The measures of implied CAD volatility are dipping and the cost of hedging against CAD strength in the near term is sizing higher. 

Please be noted that the IV skews of CAD cross tenors have been indicating downside risks. The positively skewed IVs are stretched towards OTM put options, the underlying movement with lower IVs can offer economical OTM option pricing. Courtesy: Commerzbank & Sentrix

Currency Strength Index: FxWirePro's hourly CAD spot index is flashing at -7 levels (which is neutral but mildly bearish) while articulating at (10:11 GMT). 

For more details on the index, please refer below weblink: http://www.fxwirepro.com/currencyindex

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