The cross between the Canadian Dollar and the Japanese Yen is seen as a strong substitute for the USD/JPY pair when a trader is wary of trading the US Dollar. However, CAD/JPY is historically more sensitive to changes in market-wide sentiment than USD/JPY due to the historically higher yield attached to the Canadian Dollar. Further, the 'Loonie' - as the Canadian Dollar is known - is affected by oil prices because of Canada's energy exports.
The Dollar slipped just before its bullish reversal could get its footing while gold outright tumbled. I am dubious of both moves. My video for today: '#Dollar Builds Its Range on Same Sparks that Turn S&P 500, Gold Reversal' https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/video/daily_news_report/2020/08/12/Dollar-Builds-Its-Range-on-Same-Sparks-that-Turn-SP-500-Gold-Reversal.html?ref-author=Kicklighter&QPID=917719&CHID=9 https://t.co/b743hgerTf
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