The US Dollar
v/s the Canadian Dollar
is a popular currency pair due to the large amount of cross-border trading activity that takes place between The United States and Canada. The Canadian Dollar is often called 'The Loonie' because of the picture depicting a loon on the Canadian $1 coin. The Canadian Dollar is often considered a 'Commodity Currency' due to the large deposits of natural resources, especially Oil that is mined and exported from Canada; particularly with their neighbor to the south.