Barclays trade of the week», they like USD/CAD

The trade of the coming week: Long USDCAD options thanks to that We continue to imagine a tactical USD retracement prospects in December, the Fed hiking to get a better price in the markets.

  • Moreover, the prospect of a tax proposal on Monday, could support the dollar in the mid-moderate expectations of the market.

On the contrary, we see downside risks for CAD in Governor Poloz’s Wednesday speech. Mr. Poloz will probably side with the vice-Governor of the Way, noting that the Boc is the evaluation of the CAD strength in the context of the weakness of inflationary pressures.

  • We expect the markets to reassess the prospects for an October rate hike by the bank and the CAD weaken.
  • In addition, we expect flat Canada, the monthly GDP, showing moderation after the very strong previous impressions.

We recommend that you purchase a 1w (29 Sep 17) ATMF (spot ref: 1.2303, strike: 1.2302) USDCAD call option at a cost of 48bp. the targeting 1.2540 (above the 50d moving average of 1.2480). for a reward-to-risk ratio c. 3:1.

This trade recommendation is valid from the Wellington open Monday morning at New York close Friday.


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