Bank Rate cut; Prime Follows

The Bank of Canada announced today:

that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of a percentage point to 2 1/4 per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate is correspondingly lowered, and the Bank Rate is now 2 1/2 per cent.

… and as a result:

Assuming that BMO & RY have simply misplaced their quill pens temporarily, this will be a smooth transmission of the Bank Rate cut – unlike last time. The Bank of Canada also announced today that $4-billion in 3-month money was auctioned off at 2.778% average yield, range of 2.55% to 3.00%.

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