USD/CAD to appreciate towards 1.35 in twelve months – Danske Bank

Economists at Danske Bank forecast the USD/CAD pair trading at 1.32 on a one month view while expect the loonie to trade at 1.35 in twelve months. 

Key quotes

“We generally like to consider USD/CAD as USD/NOK but with a lower beta to global risk sentiment and oil prices given the CAD’s close connection to the USD and the economies lower dependence on oil. Over the last months, broad USD weakness has more than offset the impact of higher oil prices leaving USD/NOK and USD/EUR relatively lower than USD/CAD. We expect this price relation to continue; i.e. broad USD weakness (or strength) should spill over to CAD in cross FX comparisons even if USD/CAD should be expected to move lower (higher).”

“Looking ahead, our call for a setback in EUR/USD suggests USD/CAD should move higher. The risk naturally is a continuation of reflation trade performance but for now, we decide on having a slight positive slope on the profile.” 

“We forecast USD/CAD at 1.32 in one month (from 1.34), 1.33 in three months (1.34), 1.35 in six months (unchanged) and 1.35 in twelve months (unchanged).”

 

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