Canada’s Shaky Situation

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada


Canada has been a little shaky lately:

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ rattled by risk aversion and election talk

* Canada Liberals will vote against government

* C$ hit intraday low after Liberal leader spoke

* Bonds stronger as stocks weaken; eye on Friday jobs data (Updates to close)

By Ka Yan Ng and Frank Pingue

TORONTO, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Canada’s dollar ended lower for the third straight session on Tuesday as economic concerns sent investors into safe havens like the U.S. greenback while the threat of a federal election also dealt the currency a blow.

The move out of the Canadian dollar intensified during the second half of the North American session after the country’s official opposition Liberal Party said it would not support the minority Conservative government. [ID:nN01496127]

The news makes a fourth election in just over five years seem very likely and quickly sent the Canadian dollar to its lowest level of the day when it touched C$1.1068 to the U.S. dollar, or 90.35 U.S. cents.

Political uncertainty tends to put pressure on a country’s currency.

“Generally speaking the rule of thumb is that the Canadian dollar does tend to be a little more volatile during elections simply because of some uncertainty over policy,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital Markets.

“But I think it’s important to point out the fact that the U.S. dollar is on a bit of tear today in any event, even before this announcement, and I think it just really compounds what had already been an ugly backdrop for the Canadian dollar.”

The Canadian dollar had been pinned lower for most of the first half of the session as investors concerned that stock prices have run too far ahead of the economic recovery opted to pocket recent gains and unload riskier assets, which helped boost the greenback’s safe haven appeal.

The Canadian dollar closed at C$1.1041 to the U.S. dollar, or 90.57 U.S. cents, down from C$1.0950, or 91.32 U.S. cents, at Monday’s close.

That was well off C$1.0910 to the U.S. dollar, or 91.66 U.S. cents, a level it reached after data that showed the U.S. manufacturing sector grew in August, boosting the appeal of riskier assets…

Friday’s key jobs report is expected to show Canada shed 10,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate is pegged to rise to 8.7 percent. U.S. jobs data is also due on Friday.

Now perhaps I should add that the first news item I saw this morning indicated that the C$ was stable this morning.  But there still are concerns in Canada about its dollar, economy, and upcoming election.

Despite having natural resources and many overseas international trading partners, because of its geographic location, its economic history, and what is recorded in biblical prophecy, Canada is tied in with the United States of America.

To a great degree, Canada is expected to share the fate of the USA, which ultimately will not be good.  But the end will not occur before 2012.

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