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Old 05-01-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
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Linda, the USD has been up on the CAD in varying amounts for years, and the White House, regardless of it's occupant, had very little to do with it.

Having said that, .73 is a very low rate. Might even be historically low. For what it's worth, I would strike while the iron is hot.
Oil prices seem to have more impact than anything else.

The CAD actually went lower than it is now between mid-December 2015 and the end of February 2016. For a couple of days it went down into the .68 range, but that was historic from what I can tell.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:41 PM   #12
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Glenn's right. Trying to predict where it will go is a little like trying to nail jello to a wall. But, .73 is a really beneficial rate for US buyers.

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Old 05-02-2017, 12:06 AM   #13
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virtual beer bet...down to .70 in a few months , perhaps sooner if he has a bad day and signs the draft letter he apparently made LAST week....never know with this guy..it may be as simple as how bad he wants to scratch that itch...
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:35 AM   #14
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It good just sent a big chunk of money last week guess I should have waited but I'm not done paying yet!
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:24 AM   #15
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It certainly could go lower but I'm happy with the savings at this current rate ... I i also tend to leave the blackjack table when I'm ahead!

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Old 05-02-2017, 08:55 AM   #16
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Anyway back to the topic, I would say pay for next day Air UPS or fedex. US mail priority mail Express tied up in customs a number of days on an exchange run costing us Money
When it was time for us to pay we went in to Navy Federal Credit Union. They set up the wire transfer right there through another bank (can't remember who they used) and we knew when we left exactly what the rate was. That sure took the anxiety out of wondering if the rate was going to go up while waiting for the mail to go through. I think it cost something like $25 in fees and took about 45 minutes.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:04 AM   #17
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Wire transfer is good for relief of anxiety. ETI can send you clear instructions that you can take to your bank.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:08 AM   #18
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If I remember correctly, There is a certain window that ETI will allow you to pay. Is this true or did I just imagine it.
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It certainly could go lower but I'm happy with the savings at this current rate ... I i also tend to leave the blackjack table when I'm ahead!

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