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...
GBP/CAD Rates Fall after Disappointing Outcome at EU Summit for British PM

Loonie strengthens due to NAFTA negotiations

Yesterday morning the Canadian dollar made substantial gains against the US dollar as reports were released that the White House want to put forward a preliminary NAFTA framework on the 13th April at the Peru summit. Any news that President Donald Trump will not be scrapping the NAFTA agreement is good news for clients selling Canadian dollars. For news as it unfolds and how it is impacting your currency pairings feel free to email me on drl@currencies.co.uk to lodge your requirements. In other news Canada are...

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...
GBP to CAD Rates Slip after Strong Week

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...
GBP/CAD Rates Fall after Disappointing Outcome at EU Summit for British PM

Will fears surrounding the Canadian Dollar cause it to drop further? (Joseph Wright)

Those of our readers following the Canadian Dollars value will be aware of the potential downsides to the currency's value should there be amendments to the NAFTA agreement. Seventy percent of the countries trade is with the US so if US President, Donald Trump does force through amendments to the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) like he's warned, I think there's a chance we could see the Canadian Dollar drop in value. There has been some relief for the Loonie over the past week...

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...

Will the Canadain dollar continue to fall?

In recent months the Candadian dollar has been under severe pressure due to the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and in recent weeks the fall in global stock markets. A fall in global stock markets has meant that the price of oil has also fallen which has put pressure on the Canadian dollar as oil is Canada's most lucrative export. The Canadian dollar has now lost most of the gains created from the second half of 2017, due to the interest rate hikes from the Bank of...

CAD/USD and CAD/GBP continues to decline

Its been a slow week for the Canadian dollar vs the US dollar as US stock markets tumbles throughout Monday and early Tuesday morning. Economists are trying to put their finger on why the stock market crashed and many are suggesting the recent jobs data in the US coupled with the incoming new Chair of the Fed Jerome Powell are the main reasons. It now looks likely that the Fed will raise interest rates at their next meeting in March, and investors are therefore selling...
GBPEUR rate remains steady as markets await the Autumn Budget

Canadian Dollar remains vulnerable due to NAFTA talks (Daniel Johnson)

Trumps demands are unrealistic in regards to NAFTA The Canadian Dollar lost ground against the majority of major currencies recently following poor retail sales and inflation data. There is also the matter of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Donald Trump feels that the current agreement is not beneficial enough for the US and has called Canada and Mexico to the negotiation table. The uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the deal is putting pressure on the Canadian Dollar. There is even the...
GBP/CAD Rates Fall after Disappointing Outcome at EU Summit for British PM

Canadain dollar value set to fall

The Canadian dollar has lost ground today off the back of oil prices taking a tumble. Oil is Canada's largest export and there is a direct correlation between oil and the price of the Canadian dollar. However its not oil prices that I would be concerned about if needed to convert Canadian dollars into a foreign currency anytime soon. The Canadian people should be keeping a close eye on US President Donald Trump as the President has been making it clear that he plans to...