Loonie dives deep

As the commodity drubbing continues today, the Canadian dollar index has made a fresh 52 week low and is now at levels not seen since 2003-05.

The chart here since 1981 offers a helpful long-term view.  Closing below .75 last Friday, and below .74 today, the new test band is the .70-.75 range where the loonie bottomed in prior cycles (see yellow box below).
FXC lon shot Dec 4 2015
However, now at the end of the late great commodity super cycle of 2001-11, and with the price of crude still falling and Canada’s housing and household credit bubble yet to deflate, a return into the red zone where the loonie submerged 1998-2003 cannot be ruled out.

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