WINNIPEG – The Canadian dollar slightly dropped on Tuesday morning despite rising oil prices and a weaker United States dollar.
As of 8:38 a.m. CDT, the loonie was at US$0.7967 or US$1=C$1.2552, compared to US$0.7984 or US$1=C$1.2525 when markets closed on Monday.
Benchmark oil prices rebounded on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund delivered bullish global growth data.
Brent crude oil gained US$1.38 per barrel to US$63.53. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) surpassed the US$60 mark, rising by US$1.44 to US$60.09. Western Canadian Select (WCS) increased by US$0.87 at US$49.74/barrel.
The TSX/S&P Composite Index continued to rise on Tuesday after yesterday’s record-high close, rallying by 64.82 points to 19,091.61.
Gold surged by US$11.64 to US$1,739.91 per ounce.