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August 2nd 2006

Canadian Dollar continues sell-off

Since peaking at the end of May, the Canadian Dollar has declined by almost 4% against the USD. Will the Loonie recover and continue to move towards parity with the USD, as many analysts predicted, or will it move further towards a more stable long term value? Despite soaring commodity prices, the Canadian economy is not growing as fast as many economists had projected. As a result, the Central Bank of Canada is unlikely to raise interest rates at its next meeting, which means the interest rate differential between the US and Canada will probably continue to widen, and the Canadian Dollar will continue to sell-off. Bloomberg News reports:

One analyst opined, “Market players are eager to test the Canadian dollar weakness…the Canadian dollar will almost certainly fall back into favor later this year, but not before sustaining further losses.”

Read More: Canada’s Dollar Pares Gains After Economy Fails to Grow in May

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in Canadian Dollar, Central Banks | No Comments »

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