Author Archives: Joseph W

Will the Pound continue to climb vs the Canadian Dollar, and what factors could impact it? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has been climbing against all major currency pairs recently, after sentiment has improved surrounding the UK economy quite dramatically in recent weeks. It seemed to get a shot in arm a few weeks back when both Spain and the Netherlands announced that they want post-Brexit conditions to remain conducive to business continuing as […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Will uncertainty surrounding the UK government push the Pound lower? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Canadian Dollar rate, despite trading within quite a wide range over the past year is actually flat on an annualised basis, after the Pound has lost quite a lot of value in recent weeks due to mounting pressure on the UK’s Prime Minister. There are apparently dozens of Conservative MP’s that are […]

Sterling predicted to fall further in 2018, should you exchange your Pounds now? (Joseph Wright)

This morning could be important for Sterling exchange rates as UK trade balance figures for the Pound are due to be released. UK Trade balance figures are important because they will demonstrate the gap between what Britain buys from the rest of the world versus what it sells back. This update comes at a time […]

Sterling boosted on talk of a potential 2-year transition period, will GBP/CAD continue to climb? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound traded in quite a volatile fashion yesterday after a number of mixed messages were sent by key Brexit personnel. The end of the 5th round of Brexit negotiations lead the UK’s Brexit Secretary, David Davis to offer his views on how negotiations are going so far, and he was fairly upbeat. This was […]

Pound to Canadian Dollar rate holds firm above 1.65, what data could impact the pair this week? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has had quite a positive day during today’s trading session, after some better than expected economic data was released this morning. After a disappointing day yesterday when it was revealed that the construction sector shrunk for the first time in a year, the mood changed this morning as the services sector data came […]

GBP to CAD rate trading around its best levels in almost 3 months, will the recovery continue? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound appears to be recovering from its 2017 lows that it hit in August as the GBP/CAD pair are now trading firmly in the 1.60’s. Brexit uncertainties seem to have been shelved for now by the financial markets as Sterling is also recovering against many major currency pairs with the Pound to Euro rate […]

Busy day expected for the Pound to Canadian Dollar rate tomorrow, what data should we look out for? (Joseph Wright)

The Canadian Dollar has gained almost 5 cents against the Pound over the past week after the Bank of Canada unexpectedly opted to raise interest rates yesterday and late last week it emerged the economy is growing at a much higher pace than expected. This comes at a time the Pound is under pressure after […]

Will Brexit concerns continue to drive GBP/CAD downward? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rate has continued its downward trend during today’s trading session, and I think it will be interesting to see whether 1.60 manages to act as a support level or not moving forward. The lowest level the pair have hit today is 1.6014 so the key level is getting closer. […]