Pound to Canadian Dollar Drifts Lower as Global Sentiment Improves

When Do I Trade GBP/CAD? (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CAD rates have dropped over the past week, with a run of inconsistent UK economic data handicapping any further Sterling advances. The pair are now trading near 1.72 on the exchange and as I eluded to in my previous posts, the Sterling strength seen earlier this month proved not to be sustainable. As such, any clients who did not protect their positions will now be questioning whether we will see a recovery over the coming weeks. Whilst it is very difficult to predict exactly how...
Pound Stronger vs Canadian Dollar this Morning

What will move GBP/CAD this week? (Daniel Johnson)

  Tuesday 31st January - Canadian GDP & Manufacturing PMI Tomorrow will see the release of Canadian GDP. Gross Domestic Product is released by statistics Canada and is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced by Canada. GDP is a broad measure of Canadian economic health and activity and if there is a move against expectations expect volatility on GBP/CAD. Thursday 2nd February -  UK Data - PMI Construction, BOE Asset Purchase Facility, Interest Rate Decision and Carney's Speech First up on Thursday we...
Will Pound to Euro Rates Gain in September?

Canadian Dollar rates on back-foot

The Canadian Dollar starts the month on a poor footing following a month where oil prices reached new highs, only to be erased in the latter half of October. The Canadian Dollar still had a net-gain against the Euro and Pound Sterling last month and finished relatively level with the USD, butt the initial gains proved to be only a short-term phenomenon. Many had hoped the recent rally for oil was going to be sustained. Leaders for oil exporting nations as well as major multinationals were...
Oil Prices and Brexit Casuing Volatility for Pound to Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates

GBP/CAD rates holding steady in the 1.94’s

Yesterday's data on Durable Goods Orders in the US came in terribly, which weakened the Canadian Dollar enough to bring rates back up into the low 1.94's and remain there. Durable Goods Orders are a measure of bulk and long-term purchases that can't be filled immediately by the supplier. Such as 20,000 cars or 15 Boeing Planes. Due to the delay in producers being able to supply these orders to the consumer, those who are purchasing must guess what demand would be like in the...
Pound to Euro Consolidates Above 1.12 Despite Increased Fear of No Deal Brexit

UK GDP figures come in stronger than expected, GBP/CAD rates spike back up

We are back to where we started on Monday, with GBP/CAD rates holding back up in the high 2.02's following a strong showing by the UK economy in the recent release of GDP figures for the second quarter of 2015. Between April and June initial figures show that the UK economy grew by 0.7%...a surprise as recent figures had shown a contraction last month in certain sectors of the economy, such as retail. Because markets were expecting a poor showing for Sterling, rates journeyed down...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate Remains Towards the Top of Its Range Despite Fears of Brexit Negotiation Delay

GBP/CAD Rates climbing once more – 1.94 Reached briefly this morning

This kind of volatility is frankly surprising. Most analysts were expecting the rates to settle down after the shock announcements dealt with on this website during Friday's trading session. The rates are moving up because of some poor news expected this afternoon about the long-term projections of the American economy, and their trade relationship with Canada. But to move the rates up by almost two cents in a single morning of trading is disproportionate to how important this data release is frankly. Markets on...
Pound to Euro Exchange Rate Outlook: Busy Week Ahead for GBP to EUR Rates

Surging oil prices continue to cancel out Sterling strength (Joseph Wright)

With Sterling’s recent bullish run against most of the majors beginning to slowdown, the recent strength of the Loonie is now easily visible, as this week GBPCAD is up just 0.13% whereas the Pounds gains against most other majors are considerably more significant. Sterling’s fortunes have swung recently along with the ‘Brexit’ polls which now point to a ‘Remain’ lead. This sway in the polls has been very well received within currency markets, as GBPEUR is now almost trading at a 3 month high whereas...
Pound to Canadian Dollar Outlook: BoC Interest Rate Cut Bets Soar as Oil Prices Sink CAD

Canadian GDP (Growth) figures key for how we see CAD end the week

It has not been a great week for the Canadian Dollar against most majors, seeing a slight dip in value over the course of the week. The Canadian Dollar was actually the worst performing of all the major currencies on Tuesday and it does appear that investors have slight concerns on how growth figures (released tomorrow) are due to come out. Expectations are for month on month figures for December to post a figure of a mere 0.1% growth from 0.4% last time around, which would more...
Will Pound to Euro Rates Gain in September?

GBPCAD Rates rise further!

With all eyes focused on the UK Referendum this Thursday, GBPCAD rates will in the main be subject to fluctuations from this historical event. The only real Canadian data released this week is Retail Sales on Wednesday but this is unlikely to alter the market as determined from events in the UK and the global reaction. Even a quick glance at the Canadian Newspapers sees headlines warning over the dangers of Brexit as the global audience rightly questions the impact on travel costs to the...