The CAD (C$1.2975) dollar has rallied aggressively this morning against the USD. It’s been pushed higher on Nafta optimism, but on the crosses there is little change (EUR/CAD €1.5129, GBP/CAD £1.6719).
President Trump is to make a trade announcement at 11 am EDT.
The ‘proof will be in the pudding,’ but ahead of the announcement U.S markets have rallied from the session’s outset on news of a potential NAFTA deal reached between the U.S and Mexico.
Material and automotive names are trading higher on the day amid the boost in risk-on sentiment, though gold ($1,206) and oil are roughly flat ($68.71).
U.S Treasury yields (10’s 2.815%) are up modestly with the curve shifting higher. USD/MXN – Mexico peso is +0.6% higher at $18.6711.
It’s believed that the Mexican President has spoken to PM Trudeau and has encouraged him to re-join Nafta talks to seek a trilateral accord this week.
Canada Fin Min Freeland expected in DC shortly for talks; discussions with Canada to accelerate Monday and wrap up by end of the week.