Summary: Canadian inflation data surprised to the upside and Loonie bears are feeling the pain.
President Trump continues to play “silly buggers” with financial markets with tweets about China and the ECB in the past twenty-four hours. His failure to deny that he was still contemplating demoting Fed Chair Jerome Powell added another layer of intrigue to the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The US dollar is modestly lower from Monday’s New York open in anticipation of dovish tweaks to the policy statement. Powell and company could thumb their collective noses at Trump and issue a neutral statement which would lead to fresh US dollar demand.
Wall Street opened flat. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gain 1,709 points since the beginning of June and is within spitting distance of its 2019 peak. Traders (and Trump) are hoping the Fed opts for a preemptive rate cut to stave off a slowing economy. However, Trump appears oblivious to the fact that it is his trade wars and disdain for international treaties that are causing the US slowdown.
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