This is the current CAD-PHP mid-market exchange rate. The Total Cost of buying foreign currency in the above table is calculated as the sum of all fees and the exchange rate margin, which is the difference between the provider's exchange rate and the mid-market CAD-PHP exchange rate.
Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the CAD vs PHP, you should pay attention to both Canadian Dollar and Philippine Peso news and forecasts.
7-February-19: January was a fantastic month for the Canadian dollar. A gain of 4 percent relative to the US dollar took USD/CAD away from 19-month highs near C$1.365 into the low C$1.31s.
A recovery in the oil market has played a big part in the loonie’s 2019 recovery. By the time of this report, oil had gained nearly $12 per barrel, or 23 percent, on 2018 lows. The price of oil remains vital to Canada’s economy; it had fallen by as much as 40 percent in the October-December period.
Going forward, risks to the Canadian dollar include, of course, oil, and the return of global trade tensions.
Towards the end of 2018, Goldman Sachs predicted a strong energy market rebound in 2019 — more so than has already been realised — and this would underpin Canada’s currency.
In February, Westpac reaffirmed its view that the Canadian dollar would be an outperformer in 2019. Canada’s growth picture is more secure than those of the eurozone, UK or Australia, Westpac believes, and as a result, the Bank of Canada will be more hawkish this year relative to other G10 central banks, driving CAD appreciation.
9-January-19: Since 2013, the Philippine peso has been among the world’s worst performing currencies. In the final quarter of 2018, the peso weakened to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2005, at rates in the ₱54.40s. By 2018 year-end, the peso had recovered into the mid-₱52s per USD and was down around 5 percent for the year.
Unfortunately for peso holders, the currency’s downtrend (USD/PHP’s uptrend) will likely resume in 2019, per remarks by DBS’ chief economist, who said “a very similar dynamic” of peso weakness would play out.
FX forecasters surveyed by Bloomberg in January expected the peso to be the joint second-worst performing Asian currency of 2019, with an expected loss versus the dollar of 2.5 percent. Given that the same forecasters expected a disappointing year for the dollar, it was implied that the peso would do far worse against other major currencies.
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