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

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...
Canadian Dollar Saved by Inflation Target Being Met but Outlook Looks Worrying

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 Rate Remains Towards the Top of Its Range Despite Fears of Brexit Negotiation Delay

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...
GBPCAD Rates: Lack of Faith in the Pound Highlighted by Oil Crisis?

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 Outlook: BoC Interest Rate Cut Bets Soar as Oil Prices Sink CAD

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...
GBPEUR Higher as Merkel Faces Lockdown Backlash

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...
GBPCAD Rates: Lack of Faith in the Pound Highlighted by Oil Crisis?

GBPCAD hits fresh over 1.80 highs!

GBPCAD exchange rates have risen to over 1.81 as mounting concerns over the pace of future Canadian interest rate rises were dealt a fresh blow yesterday. In recent weeks concerns of Trump's rhetoric on trade had seen the Loonie dollar lose ground. Yesterday Stephez Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada gave a speech in which he hinted at a slower pace of future interest rate rises. The Canadian dollar has in the last year been stronger against all currencies as the BoC embarked ona ...
Pound to Dollar Rate Pushed Higher by Risk-on Mood

Canadian dollar boosted – Canada dodges Trump’s metal tariff

The Canadian Dollar has gained in value over the past few days against most major currency pairs, after some positive news for both Canada and Mexico has been announced regarding the impending US metals tariffs. US President, Donald Trump recently threatened to impose tariffs on metals imported into the US from all countries. His plans consist of a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminium imports which would be very bad news for Canada which is why the currency lost value...
How Is COVID-19 Effecting GBP to CAD Exchange Rate?

Bank of Canada members to set the scene for the Canadian Dollar as the...

Following on from a fairly flat day for Canadian Dollar exchange rates we have a few points of note for you to keep an eye out for if you have Canadian Dollars to exchange in the near future. Two members of the Bank of Canada are speaking today, Governor Poloz is speaking shortly and later on in the trading day we also have BOC Deputy Lane speaking later in the afternoon. Poloz is not expected to raise any large movements, as he speaks at the unveiling of...
GBPEUR Rejected by 1.17 Price Level Again

Will Trade War’s threaten the Loonie dollar?

GBPCAD rates soared yesterday on Canadian dollar weakness as rhetoric over Trump's proposed import tariffs increased. The initial fears subsided but the rate did rise over 1.80 yesterday as markets were concerned over the potential for the tariffs or any Trade War to threaten the Canadian economy. As a key trade partner for of the United States, Canada would be front of the queue to suffer negative consequences from any Trade War. If you have a transfer buying or selling the pound or Canadian dollar...