USD/CAD hits a two-week low ahead of fiscal update

Technical Analysis

Author: Adam Button | usdcad

USD/CAD down 87 pips today

USD/CAD down 87 pips today
A $300 billion budget deficit isn't what it used to be. That's a mammoth number for a Canadian economy that used to fret over $2B deficits.

The $300B number was reported by the Globe & Mail and the official numbers are due out any time.

Technically, we just edge below the July 6 low for this week and now the 200-dma at 1.3499 looms along with the June 23 low of 1.3485.

Is there a case that this deficit is actually good news in the short term? An economy where there's no fiscal restraint can grow quickly...at least for awhile.

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