The recent strength of the Canadian dollar has surprised most analysts, but questions remain about how long it will last.
At just over 93 cents U-S, the dollar is at least three cents higher than most forecasts had predicted it would be.
R-B-C Dominion analyst Mark Chandler says a weak American currency is the main factor for the loonie's relative strength.
However, he says it's also getting a boost from the Bank of Canada's recent suggestion that short-term interest rates are as low as they're going to go.
B-M-O Capital Markets economist Sal Guatieri says Canada has had one of the strongest currencies since the spring, but he's still expecting the dollar to drop to about 87 cents U-S by next year.
It's a view shared by many other economists in their forecasts for 2014.
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