Canadian dollar adds to last week's gains as greenback slides
* Canadian dollar strengthens 0.2% against the greenback
* Price of U.S. oil rise 0.1%
* Canadian bond yields were little changed across the curve
TORONTO, July 26 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar edged higher against its broadly weaker U.S. counterpart on Monday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve meeting this week, with the loonie adding to last week's advance.
The U.S. dollar .DXY fell against a basket of major currencies, while oil CLc1 , one of Canada's major exports, was up 0.1% at $72.12 a barrel as the prospect of tight supply offset fears that the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant would crimp demand.
The Fed is due to make an interest rate decision on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, the Canadian Consumer Price Index Report for June is set for release.
The CPI data will include updated weights for the basket of goods and services in the index, with shifts including a higher weighting for the shelter component as housing prices soar.
The Canadian dollar CAD= was trading 0.2% higher at 1.2534 to the greenback, or 79.78 U.S. cents, after gaining 0.4% last week.
Still, speculators have slashed their bullish bets on the currency to the lowest level since April, data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed on Friday. As of July 20, net long positions had fallen to 12,915 contracts from 26,376 in the prior week.
Canadian government bond yields were little changed across the curve, with the 10-year CA10YT=RR up less than half a basis point at 1.211%. Last Tuesday, it touched a 5-month low at 1.104%.
Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Andrea Ricci
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