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Canadian Interest Rate Expectations

This tool analyzes Canadian interest rate expectations using the implied 3M CDOR ("Canadian Dollar Offered Rate") movements and probabilities based on BAX prices. This could be used to estimate the probability of upcoming Bank of Canada key target rate movements.

Implied short-term interest rate movements and probabilities based on BAX prices

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

How to read the data

BAX contract expiry months are on the horizontal axis. The blue bars represent the change in basis points ("bps") to the 3M CDOR implied by each BAX contract price. The red line shows the implied probability of these changes. There is one implied change and one implied probability by BAX contract expiry month. The best way to interpret the graph is by looking at each BAX contract expiry month separately.

For example, it can be interpreted as: "Given the September 2020 BAX contract with the current price of $97.495, there is a 89% chance that the 3M CDOR rate moves by 25 basis points by the time we reach the contract expiry".

Bank of Canada scheduled announcement dates

2018 schedule

  • January 17, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 30, 2018
  • July 11, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • October 24, 2018
  • December 5, 2018

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2019 schedule

  • January 9, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
  • July 10, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • December 4, 2019

Source

Historical implied short-term interest rate movements and probabilities by BAX contract expiry month

How to read the data

The blue bars represent the historical change (in bps) to the 3M CDOR implied by the selected BAX contract, for each business day of the last 3-month period. The red line shows the historical implied probabilities of these changes.

Methodology

Implied 3M CDOR rate movement (in basis points): Highest implied 25 basis points increment change by BAX contract expiry month.

Implied probability (in %): (BAX contract implied 3M CDOR rate - lowest implied 3M CDOR rate (with a 25bps increment change) by BAX contract) / 25bps). The implied probabilities are calculated assuming no change in the CDOR-OIS spread*.

Example with a 3M CDOR rate at 2% and a BAX contract expiring in 6 months priced at $97.60: The implied 3M CDOR rate movement of that contract would be 50bps, and the associated implied probability would be ((100 - 97.60) - 2.25) / 0.25 = 60%.

* The 3M CDOR rate may include a risk and/or term premium component in comparison to the Bank of Canada key target rate determined by monetary policy decisions. Therefore, the implied 3M CDOR rate movements and probabilities combine market views of future Bank of Canada policy along with anticipated risk or term premia. The information displayed in the graphs and table above is not adjusted for the projected evolution of this risk and/or term premium.

Downloadable Excel file

This downloadable Excel file allows the user to customize the model inputs according to his market assessment or preferences, including modifications to the risk and/or term premium discussed above.

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