Canadian Dollar Gains on US Counterpart

Crude oil futures nearing the $82 a barrel mark helped boost the Canadian dollar today, gaining 0.2 percent to C$1.0400 per U.S. dollar at 1:58 p.m. in Toronto, from C$1.0416 yesterday. At one point, it touched C$1.0337, the strongest level since Oct. 20.

“The Canadian economy has performed quite well, and commodities have rebounded to start the year led by oil,” said Steve Butler, director of foreign-exchange trading in Toronto at Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada’s third-largest lender. “Still, the Canadian dollar will have a long slog this year because there is still a lot of uncertainty with the Fed and what type of run commodities will have.”


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