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Sterling drops against the Canadian Dollar as pressure mounts on Theresa May

Will the Pound have a positive end to the week against the Canadian Dollar?

In the last few days the Canadian Dollar has improved against the Pound after the Bank of England decided to once again keep interest rates on hold. The split was 7-2 in favour of keeping rates the same which came as no surprise but the real surprise was a huge downgrading of the UK's growth forecasts for 2018. Previously in February the forecast for this year was 1.8% but since then the forecast was now been changed to 1.4% and this caused a big sell...

Stronger Canadian Dollar as oil price strengthens, will the strong run for oil help...

The Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has begun the week in strong fashion after gaining on the US Dollar during today's trading session. After a few very strong weeks for the Greenback (US Dollar) it's currently heading for its 4th successive day of losses, with some believing that the bull run for the US Dollar is running out of steam. One of the main reasons for CAD's strength apart from benefiting from the weaker Dollar is the stronger oil price. It's been increasing in value recently for a...
Pound unsteady against the Canadian Dollar as Brexit vote just a week away

NAFTA deal still far from sewn up

US threatens non-approval on NAFTA deal if there is no firm proposal in place in three weeks. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently in the process of being renegotiated. NAFTA is a free trade deal between the Sates, Mexico and Canada. Trump has made very clear he is unhappy with the current deal and has called it "the worst trade deal in history." The results of the new negotiations could have huge ramifications fro the Canadian Dollar, the US is Canada's largest trading partner. If...
GBP/CAD looks for direction as the pair continue to hover at 1.70

Canadian Dollar strengthen as oil edges higher, where to next for CAD exchange rates?

The Canadian Dollar has strengthened throughout today's trading session against most major currency pairs. The reasons for its gains can be put down to positive economic data along with strengthening commodity prices, which is important for the Canadian economy. Oil is one of the major exports for Canada, so seeing the price of oil increase and therefore, the Canadian Dollar isn't unusual. The reasons for the boost to oils value can be put down to increased expectations of US sanctions on Iran. There has also...
Interest rate decision for Canada

Bank of Canada dovish which leads to Canadian Dollar weakness – NAFTA concerns starting...

We have seen further weakness for the Canadian Dollar during trading today following on from the Bank of Canada Governor Poloz offering a fairly dovish view on the economy in a speech last night. The NAFTA agreement or more importantly the uncertainty behind it is starting to weigh heavily on business confidence in Canada, along with the continued strength of the U.S Dollar which is also leading to the Canadian Dollar weakening. The rise for U.S treasury 2-year notes compared to Canadian 2-year notes is now...
Canadian Dollar Strength following Bank of Canada Rate Hike

Bank of Canada leave interest rates on hold

This afternoon the Bank of Canada left their interest rate on hold at 1.25%. At the press conference Governor Stephen Poloz seemed to be fairly upbeat as he confirmed interest rates could be hiked in the upcoming months as he expects a boost from increased foreign trade and higher wages in the upcoming months. However the Governor did announce that the uncertainty surrounding the NAFTA agreement is still a concern even though the prospects of a revamped NAFTA agreement looks more likely. Earlier in the...
Brexit continues to be the driver for Sterling against Canadian Dollar

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...
Should I buy Canadian dollars now?

When is the best time to buy Canadian dollars?

The pound to Canadian dollar exchange rate had been improving at a rapid pace, improving in 2018 by over 14 cents presenting some of the best rates to buy Canadian dollars since the Referendum. The overall expectations for the pound are to see further improvements as we get further clarification on the Brexit and also interest rates. The Canadian dollar has been strengthening owing to the rising price of oil which has seen the Canadian dollar strengthen owing to oil being one of its major exports. 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...
Should I buy Canadian dollars now?

GBPCAD rises due to transitional period

So far this week the pound has gone from strength to strength against the Canadian dollar as the UK and EU came to an agreement in regards to the transitional period. Since the start of trading on Monday GBPCAD has risen The key points from the transition was that the transition itself will last 21 months, and Theresa May gave into EU demands as she announced she will give full rights to EU citizens that arrive in Britain if they arrive within the transition. In...