How low can CAD go? - Nomura

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    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Delhi) – Charles St-Arnaud, Research Analyst at Nomura, suggests that with USD/CAD slightly overvalued, further increase seems limited in the pair.

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    “The Canadian dollar has depreciated significantly in recent weeks. Most of the depreciation can be linked to the further decline in oil prices and, to a lesser extent, to an increased probability of a rate cut by the BoC. Using our valuation model for USD/CAD, we estimate that USD/CAD should be closer to 1.35, given current commodity prices and rates differential.”

    “We also find that commodity prices would need to decline by another 20% for USD/CAD fair value to increase above 1.40. This suggests that, unless commodities prices continue to decline, further increases in USD/CAD are likely to be limited at this point, unless the Canadian economy falters.”
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