Thursday, July 21, 2011

BMO Capital: loonie may be used as a refuge

Currency strategists at BMO Capital believe that though Canadian dollar tends to follow the dynamics of oil process and strengthen when the market’s risk appetite is up it may be used now as s safe haven against the euro zone’s and US debt issued.

According to the specialists, loonie has all needed to attract investors: Canada enjoys economic growth and has strong financial system. In addition, the Bank of Canada is likely to raise rates sooner than the other major central banks.

Analysts at BMO think that Canadian currency has much more upward potential than the classic refuge – Swiss franc – as it may gain on the oil price’s advance. As a result, the bank proposes to sell USD/CAD at the current levels.

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Chart. Daily USD/CAD
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