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Jobs do-over does not change much for the CAD - TD Securities

FXStreet (Łódź) - The TD Securities team of economists point out that despite the upgrade of Canadian employment data last Friday, which was initially reported with an error, CAD's situation didn't change much.

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"The economists got to take another stab at the July labour force survey last Friday and predictions still ended up missing the outcome by 20k, only this time there was a plus in front of the report instead of the originally reported negative sign."

"The do-over put the July numbers in a much better light but the underlying weaknesses evident in the initial report—the slowing trend rate of growth in jobs and the growing reliance on part-time work—remain intact."

"The July data was not the disaster that was originally reported but there is still evidence of sluggishness in these data."

"Short-term price signals suggest to us that an important low—right on the medium-term support zone defined by the 200-day MA (1.0868)—was reached Friday and that the market is trying to reverse higher again."

"There is not a lot of 'buy in' evident to that theory at present and the lack of topside movement suggests some risk still of short-term weakness."

"We spot support at 1.0850/60 now and look for the USD to pick up a bit more ground again above 1.0910/20."

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