GBP/CAD Forecast: Pound to Canadian rates volatile on Oil and Brexit

Canadian Dollar Strength although NAFTA Uncertainty Remains

The Canadian dollar continues to make gains across most of the major currencies including the pound as the price of oil climbs higher. The price of oil has been climbing higher after tensions escalated in the Middle East following the decision from US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. This geopolitical uncertainty is pushing the price of oil higher and this is so far proving beneficial for the Canadian dollar due to the fact that Canada is a net...
GBP to CAD Rates Slip after Strong Week

Canadian Dollar Strength over Uncertainty in Middle East

The Canadian dollar is continuing to make gains across most of the major currencies with a particularly strong improvement against the pound. Rates for GBP CAD have now fallen to 1.7342 creating an excellent opportunity for those clients looking to sell Canadian dollars for pounds. The Canadian dollar has been boosted on the rising price of oil which has stemmed from geopolitical concerns in the Middle East. US President Donald Trump has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal which is creating uncertainty in the...
Pound to Canadian Dollar rates as Brexit Political Declaration Negotiated

CAD Weakness on Falling Oil Price

The Canadian dollar fell against the US dollar yesterday on the back of falling oil prices which slipped on yesterday’s markets. Oil is one of Canada’s biggest exports so any drop in the price usually has a direct negative impact on the Canadian dollar. Canadian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers are released tomorrow and are likely to be scrutinised by the Bank of Canada which has been forced to take a more dovish stance of late. A strong figure would be welcome news for the...
Could we see further CAD strength

Canadian Dollar Still Uncertain over NAFTA

The Canadian dollar continues to remain on the back foot as uncertainty surrounding NAFTA remains the primary concern for the Canadian economy. The Bank of Canada has raised its concerns over the issue as well and its Governor Stephen Poloz has hinted at not raising interest rates until the future is more clear on this matter of trade. The Bank of Canada surprised the markets last July when it raised interest rates by 0.25% which was later followed up with another hike in the Autumn....
Interest rate decision for Canada

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...
GBP/CAD Forecast: Pound to Canadian rates volatile on Oil and Brexit

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

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...
Could we see further CAD strength

GBP CAD Rallies on Brighter Brexit Outlook

The Canadian dollar faces an uphill battle at the moment with the ongoing dialogue from US President Donald Trump. Trade policy changes from the Trump administration are having a negative impact on the Canadian dollar as new tariffs and protectionist policies have started to be introduced. It all started with softwood lumber last year when the US President slapped on tariffs onto Canadian exports. More recently and the US has introduced tariffs on imported steel and aluminium which also has a knock on effect on...
GBP CAD Rates Boosted on Brexit Hopes

Canadian Exchange Rates ahead of Canadian Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar has come under considerable pressure of late which has presented those clients looking to buy Canadian dollars with some much better opportunities to purchase. Canadian dollar exchange rates have fallen largely as a result of the breakdown in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which is creating additional uncertainty for the Canadian economy. US President Donald Trump has Rates of exchange for GBP CAD are at the highest levels seen since last May with levels sitting above 1.75 for this...
GBPEUR rate remains steady as markets await the Autumn Budget

Why did the Canadian Dollar fall when interest rates were hiked? (Joseph Wright)

Yesterday the Bank of Canada chose to raise interest rates for the third time in the last year. The interest rate now sits at 1.25% and those that decide on making the decision to change interest rates have stated that this decision can be put down to increasing inflation levels, and an a strong Canadian economy. Many economists and market traders had predicted the move and the Loonie had been increasing in the lead up to the decision, and once it was made official many took...