Stronger Canadian Dollar as oil price strengthens, will the strong run for oil help CAD recover recent losses?

GBP/CAD Rates Fall Back Below 1.75 During Friday's Trading

The Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has begun the week in strong fashion after gaining on the US Dollar during today’s trading session.

After a few very strong weeks for the Greenback (US Dollar) it’s currently heading for its 4th successive day of losses, with some believing that the bull run for the US Dollar is running out of steam.

One of the main reasons for CAD’s strength apart from benefiting from the weaker Dollar is the stronger oil price. It’s been increasing in value recently for a number of reasons, and its hit a 3 and a half year high. The main reason many believe oil prices are strengthening is because of the U.S. sanctions against Iran which is one of the largest producers.

There are some economists predicting that the Canadian Dollar is likely to fall as the year progresses. There was a surprise drop in employment through April and the housing market is supposedly softening. It has also emerged that there is a bearish bias regarding the Loonie in terms of existing futures bets, and this is something those hoping for a stronger CAD should be aware of.

Friday is expected to be a busy day for CAD exchange rates, with inflation levels being perhaps the main release along with Retail Sales.

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