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June 30th 2007

Canadian Dollar Reaches 30-Year High

The Canadian Dollar is making a run at forex history, having reached a 30-year high against the USD this week.  The currency has appreciated by over 50% since 2002, and is up 9.4% this year alone.  The Loonie is surging on a combination of high commodity prices and attractive interest rates.  It is no coincidence that the price of oil has more than tripled over the five year period that the Loonie also appreciated in value.  In addition, the Bank of Canada is expected to raise interest rates two more times in the near-term which would bring its interest rate levels close to parity with US rates. The last time the Canadian currency, itself, stood at parity with the USD was in 1976. While it now seems inevitable that the currency will soon return to that marker, there are still hurdles that need to be cleared.  Bloomberg News reports:

“A strengthening currency has started to adversely affect the country’s growth, especially the manufacturing sector, which may raise concern the BOC needs to keep rates on hold.”

Read More: Canada Dollar Reaches 30-Year High on Outlook for Rate Increase

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

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