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...

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

Bank of Canada predicted to hike rates (Daniel Johnson)

Is a Rate hike justified by the BOC? This afternoon is the Bank of Canada (BOC) interest rate decision. The expectations are that there will be a hike from 1% to 1.25%. Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz has stated a change in interest rate would be data dependent. If this is the case then  a rate hike should occur today. We have recently witnessed the best unemployment data in four decades. Personally, I am of the opinion a rate hike in the current climate is...
GBP to CAD forecast: Brexit Fears Helping to Support CAD Value

What can we expect next for GBPCAD exchange rates?

GBPCAD exchange rates have risen back to some of the best rates to buy CAD with the pound since before the Referendum. Overall expectations are for the pound to continue to rise should the EU deal be concluded which could happen as early as today. If you are looking to buy the Canadian dollar with the pound then you could be in for some very favourable opportunities should this all go according to plan today. The Canadian Governor Stephen Poloz has also given some indications...

US interest rate strengthens the Canadian dollar

Overnight the US Federal Reserve as widely expected raised interest rates which provided strength for the Canadian dollar as investors feel that a higher interest rate in the US will help the Canadian economy. The Federal Reserve interest rates is now one of the highest out of the G10 currencies and the press conference after hinted that gradual interest rate hikes throughout 2018 are likely. The Canadian dollar straightened overnight however the pound has been making inroads against the Canadian dollar this morning. Today UK...
Could we see further CAD strength

OPEC to influence Canadaian dollar exchange rates for the foreseeable future

Thursday in Vienna, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries also known as OPEC are set to discuss the oil cut production which expires in March. Last December the leading nations that make up OPEC agreed to cut oil production in a bid to raise the price of oil. Oil prices plummeted from $120 per barrel to $50 per barrel from December 2014 to December 2016. Reports are being released that the Russians could scupper a potential extension as energy Minister Alexander Novak was happy with the...
Pound to Canadian dollar forecast - stead ahead of mid-term elections

CAD rallies against the US dollar

Over the last 48 hours the Canadian dollar has been performing well against the US dollar as oil prices have rallied. Oil is Canada's largest export and the trend is for the Canadian dollar to perform well when oil prices are on the way up. The price of US crude oil has reached $58 a barrel for the first time since July 2015 and if this figure breaks through the $60 mark, I expect the Canadian dollar to continue to strengthen. In addition the US...
GBP/CAD Forecast: Pound to Canadian rates volatile on Oil and Brexit

Canadian Dollar drops in line with oil weakness, will GBP/CAD continue to climb? (Joseph...

The Pound to Canadian Dollar rate breached the 1.70 mark once again this morning, after previously hitting that level back on the first day on this month. Mid-market levels of 1.70 are the highest since June of last year, meaning that those converting their Pounds into Canadian Dollars are able to do so at some of the best levels in almost 18-months. The reason behind this can be put down to both Sterling strength as well as CAD weakness, as talks of the 23-year old NAFTA...