Bank of Canada Interest Rate Projection

I am projecting that the Bank of Canada will leave the short term interest rate target at 1%. Their next policy rate announcement is on Tuesday.

BAX Futures for March are at 98.67, which suggest a low probability of a rate hike, but I stated before that I very much doubt the Bank of Canada will move until the 10-year benchmark yield is over 3.5% – with the geopolitical instability in North Africa, rates ended last Friday at 3.29%.

Especially with the Canadian currency at relative highs against the US dollar (which has a dampening effect on the export-driven Canadian economy) a rate hike seems unlikely at the moment, but the wording of the text may suggest that the next meeting may consider a hike if conditions warrant, beyond the already existing language.