Gbp to Cad Exchange Rate Hits a 1-Month High as Risk Appetite Returns to Global Markets

GBP/CAD rates peaking ahead of data releases tomorrow? (Daniel Wright)

GBP/CAD rates rocketed and settled just below 1.94 as markets were astounded by the rally Sterling had on Wednesday following strong wage growth data. The reason why the effect was so strong was two fold. Firstly, wage growth is arguably the most important factor Central Banks look at when deciding the base interest rate for an economy. These current and historically low interest rates were introduced following the financial crisis to stimulate spending and keep the economy going in the depths of recession. Why save...
Oil Prices and Brexit Casuing Volatility for Pound to Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates

GBP/CAD Rates almost hit 1.94! (Joshua Privett)

Yesterday was an extraordinary day for Sterling. Most analysts were expecting the FED interest rate decision to govern Canadian Dollar rates. As the US is Canada's largest trading partner, any important economic information released from there has an indirect effect on Canadian Dollar value. But rather than poor US data weakening the CAD, it was strong UK data which increased the value of the Pound across the board against all major currencies. The dark horse data release that no analysts had even hinted at, was...
Pound to Canadian Dollar outlook Will Sterling struggle against the Canadian Dollar?

Flood of data today should affect CAD only indirectly

Ahead of Friday, where we'll get a transparent look into the Canadian economy through the release of their retail sales figures and their inflation data, today will see a flood of data from the EU, the UK and the US, which will see EUR-CAD, GBP-CAD, and USD-CAD experiencing severe volatility. Monetary policy statements will be announced for the UK and US economies. Markets will be looking for some indication about when interest rates will be raised in both economies. Both have had worries about current...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Outlook: BoC Interest Rate Cut Bets Soar as Oil Prices Sink CAD

Expect substantial volatility today for CAD Rates

In an hour at 9:30am GMT inflation data for the UK economy will be released. Recently the data released from the UK economy has been extremely poor in this area. Inflation actually fell to a negative deflationary number last month but is expected to rebound this morning. Deflation in principle is considered disastrous for an economy. Japan entered a deflationary spiral which is could not escape from for 20 years. An increase in the inflation number this morning will spell Sterling strength and we...
Brexit and Coronavirus Weigh on GBP as Oil Price Collapse Causes CAD Value to Fall

GBP-CAD Rises following poor shipping data (Daniel Wright)

It seems that the post below was right to point out that the data today would be significant. It seems that the Candian economy has not had enough time to successfully diversify, and as such, shipping was down more than 2% last month, as the Canadian economy still struggles to revitalise its export base. While efforts have been made to diversify the economy following the prolonged slump in oil prices throughout the world economy, it seems it is not yet translating into an equally profitable sector in...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Outlook: BoC Interest Rate Cut Bets Soar as Oil Prices Sink CAD

GBP/CAD and EUR/CAD rates still very tempting…

A busy week ahead for data releases in the Canadian economy, as well as other major countries which will affect Canadian Dollar exchange rates against Sterling, the Euro and the US Dollar. Today Canadian Manufacturing Shipment Data will be released for the Canadian Economy. This is normally seen as a measure of demand for Canadian Goods. This data is normally a positive reflection for the Canadian economy. However, because oil prices have slumped, and price competition from the Middle East has seen Canada lose some...
GBP to CAD Rate: Sterling Gains Against the Canadian Dollar Ahead of Bank of Canada Statement

GBP-CAD Rates holding steady as morning trading begins (Joshua Privett)

A quiet end to the week for data releases has seen CAD exchange rates hold steady as trading begins this morning, suggesting a stable day for rates on the cards. But the long-term stability of the Canadian economy was called into question overnight on two fronts. As the post below notes, the head of the Bank of Canada talked about a potential housing crisis. While the threat is low, bothering to mention one at all was enough for some investors to leave the CAD and cause...

Sterling strength continues from yesterday…CAD falls from negative long term projections (Joshua Privett)

The surprises continued from yesterday's positive UK economic data releases. Our GDP growth for the first 3 months of 2015 came in a full 0.2% higher than expected. While that may seem miniscule, as this is a measure of  entire UK economy, the figure is substantial, and was treated as such by the Currency Markets, with a Sterling rally back up against all major currencies. Further buying opportunities for the Euro continued today for the same reason. Jeremy Stretch at CIBC World markets believes this was...
GBP to CAD Rate: Sterling Gains Against the Canadian Dollar Ahead of Bank of Canada Statement

Mark Carney Speech last night a lesson to currency markets (Joshua Privett)

During his annual Mansion House speech to the City of London last night, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney stated unequivocally that this was the end of 'the age of irresponsibility', with the introduction of tougher criminal sanctions for market abuse. After a host of scandals by big banks such as HSBC, RBS and Barclays where record fines in the billions were dished out for rigging the foreign exchange markets to profit hugely and illegally off of their own clients. From this you can see...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Drifts Lower as Global Sentiment Improves

Positive GDP figures defy market predictions (Joshua Privett)

Once more we are back in the 1.90's after strong UK Gross Domestic Product figures were released stating that the economy had grown 0.6% in the first quarter of 2015, much higher than the expected 0.4%. Markets were shocked, as the economic uncertainty of a general election, and record low inflation figures and trade deficits, all pointed towards low, or even lower than expected GDP figures. The turnaround shocked markets, and even though it was only 0.2% higher, because GDP is a measure of the overall strength...