Author Archives: Joseph W

Why has the Canadian Dollar lost value today, and where to next for CAD exchange rates? (Joseph Wright)

The Loonie has lost value during today’s trading session, falling against the US Dollar even if only slightly. At present the CAD to USD exchange rate is trading around its lowest point so far this year, and at the time of writing there doesn’t appear to be much support at 0.77 cents. There is a […]

Canadian Dollar slips as Trump makes new NAFTA surprise!

The Canadian Dollar has lost value today after a surprise comment from the US’ White House chief economic adviser. Larry Kudlow is chief economic adviser to the White House so he has a close relationship with US President Donald Trump. Today Kudlow confirmed that Trump wishes to negotiate separate bilateral deals with Mexico and Canada. […]

Stronger Canadian Dollar as oil price strengthens, will the strong run for oil help CAD recover recent losses?

The Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has begun the week in strong fashion after gaining on the US Dollar during today’s trading session. After a few very strong weeks for the Greenback (US Dollar) it’s currently heading for its 4th successive day of losses, with some believing that the bull run for the US Dollar is running […]

Canada weakens to a 1-month low vs the US Dollar, where to next for CAD exchange rates? (Joseph Wright)

The Canadian Dollar has been continuing to come under pressure recently, and when we compare the currency with the usual benchmark of the US Dollar, it’s hit a 1-month low during today’s trading session. The US dollar has been strengthening for reasons of its own but at the same time the Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has […]

Canadian Dollar strengthen as oil edges higher, where to next for CAD exchange rates?

The Canadian Dollar has strengthened throughout today’s trading session against most major currency pairs. The reasons for its gains can be put down to positive economic data along with strengthening commodity prices, which is important for the Canadian economy. Oil is one of the major exports for Canada, so seeing the price of oil increase […]

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 […]

Canadian dollar boosted as Canada dodges Trump’s metal tariff (Joseph Wright)

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 […]

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 […]