CANADA FX DEBT-Oil, gold help C$ rally to highest since Oct. 22
* Choppy session expected given thin liquidity
* Bond market closed for Remembrance Day
By Frank Pingue
TORONTO, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar rose to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Wednesday given the mix of broad U.S. dollar weakness and stronger prices for key Canadian exports like oil and gold.
Canada's currency CAD=CAD=D3 rose as high as C$1.0433 to the U.S. dollar, or 95.85 U.S. cents, its highest level since Oct. 22, before backing off slightly.
Helping power the latest rally were gold prices that hit record highs near $1,120 an ounce and oil prices that firmed above $79 a barrel. [GOL/] [O/R]
Both are key Canadian exports and their prices often influence the direction of the Canadian dollar.
Compounding the gain was a greenback that extended a recent decline given concerns about the U.S. economy and expectations interest rates will remain low. [FRX/]
"It's a combination of all of those factors," said Adam Cole, global head of FX strategy at RBC Capital Markets in London. "But the liquidity will be pretty challenged today so it could get choppy indeed."
Canada is observing Remembrance Day and the United States is observing Veterans Day on Wednesday.
At 9:00 a.m. (1400 GMT), the Canadian unit was at C$1.0452 to the U.S. dollar, or 95.68 U.S. cents, up from C$1.0501 to the U.S. dollar, or 95.23 U.S. cents, at Tuesday's close.
The Canadian bond market is closed on Wednesday for Remembrance Day. (Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)
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