Pound to Canadian dollar drops to a 3-month low as cross-party Brexit talks break down

Canadian bank due to keep interest rates on hold causing the Canadian Dollar to...

After having a good run the Canadian Dollar has started to fall against the Pound after an interest rate hike in Canada appears now to be less likely. Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has suggested that any rate hike may not be coming in the near future. Canadian inflation is currently close to a three year high at the moment and as high inflation is one of the key responsibilities for a central bank this would typically put pressure on a bank to consider...
Pound to Canadian Dollar forecast CAD closing in on a two year high against GBP

Will GBPCAD break 1.80 this week?

The pound to Canadian dollar exchange rate has seen a big twist and turn lately as the market struggles to price into expectations the changes in sentiment towards both the Canadian dollar and the pound. The Canadian dollar has risen as investors feel a stronger and higher price of oil will boost the Canadian economy in the longer-term. The pound has also struggled as investors step back from the high expectations that have been placed into the market relating to interest rates. The general belief...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate ahead of New British Prime Minister

What can we expect next for GBPCAD exchange rates?

The pound to Canadian dollar has changed dramatically in the last month principally as the Canadian dollar strengthens on the back of a much higher price of oil. The expectation is that the price of oil could rise even further in the coming weeks as investors strive to recalculate the overall values given new information on where this important commodity may go. Canada's main export is oil which is why the value of the Loonie dollar is so heavily influenced by changes in the price...
Pound to Canadian dollar predictions: What to expect this month

Canadian Dollar Boosted on Bank of Canada Outlook

The Canadian dollar has received a boost after Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz hinted at further interest rate increases after he said that wage growth is forecast to start rising which would be seen as good for the Canadian economy. However he highlighted that the ongoing NAFTA negotiations are holding back the Bank of Canada from making any sudden decisions as uncertainty still remains. There is some hope that a deal will be arranged and there is pressure from Mexico to have this wrapped...
Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rate forecast Will GBPCAD rates fall further?

CAD Forecast – BoC Interest Rate Decision Unlikely to Boost CAD’S Value (Mattew Vassallo)

Any clients with a short-term CAD currency exchange requirement will be keeping a close eye on Wednesday’s Bank of Canada (BoC) interest rate decision and subsequent monetary policy statement. The BoC are expected to keep rates on hold at 1.25% and with economic uncertainty around the Canadian economy at record highs, I would be very surprised to see a rate rise even muted under current market conditions. The CAD itself has been under increasing pressure for much of 2018, with heavy losses against Sterling and the...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate ahead of New British Prime Minister

CAD Forecast – Positive Employment Data Helps to Boost CAD’s Value (Matthew Vassallo)

The CAD has found plenty of support against Sterling over the past week, hitting 1.7946 at today’s high. This move back below 1.80 has brought some much needed respite to those clients with upcoming CAD currency positions to execute, having seen the Loonie marooned above this threshold over recent months. This improvement has come in line with a positive run of economic data, which including March’s employment figures. These confirmed that 32,000 jobs had been added to the Canadian economy last month, keeping the current unemployment...
Pound to Canadian Dollar predictions: Factors that will impact Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rates

Canadian Dollar Strength on Positive NAFTA News

The Canadian dollar has bounced back strongly with good gains across the major currencies including the pound. The Canadian dollar strength has come about after it has been reported that Canada will be largely exempt from the majority of the major changes in the NAFTA agreement which is still being negotiated after many months of uncertainty. The news is welcome for the Canadian economy knowing that trade will continue in a positive manner and gives some reassurance to the Canadian dollar. Rates for GBP CAD...
GBP to CAD woes continue Could this month see the pair reach a 2 year low?

GBP CAD Falls Sharply after Positive NAFTA Developments

The Canadian dollar saw a volatile day yesterday making good gains against the pound. Rates for the GBP CAD pair fell sharply from almost 1.84 to a low of 1.8146 creating a small window of opportunity for any clients looking to sell Canadian dollars. The pound has been driven higher in recent weeks especially after a deal was reached between Britain and the EU on transitional arrangements surrounding Brexit. The perceived better outlook on Brexit has proved very beneficial for sterling exchange rates seeing...
Pound to Canadian Dollar rate hits 20 month low could further falls be in store for the Pound

Where next for GBPCAD exchange rates?

Throughout yesterday afternoon the Canadian dollar received a well needed boost off the back of reduced trade war tensions. The Wall street stock market rallied following reports that the US and China are prepared to sit down and discuss trade and potentially renegotiate certain tariffs which benefit both parties. Central banks tend to hold of raising interest rates at times of uncertainty and the Bank of Canada confirmed this a few weeks ago. However, now that it looks like there will be formal negotiations, the...

CAD Forecast – Canadian Economic Growth to Slow in 2018 (Matthew Vassallo)

The CAD is under pressure this week losing ground against a host of the major , with these losses particularly apparent against both Sterling and the USD. Wednesday’s interest rate hike by the US FED and what seems like a significant breakthrough in Brexit talks, has certainty had a detrimental effect on the CAD. Investors have been moving their funds away from the Loonie all week, with its value decreasing at a rather alarming rate. Despite new head of the FED Jerome Powell remaining fairly dovish...