Author Archives: Daniel J

Could NAFTA face Derailment? (Daniel Johnson)

Trump threatens NAFTA Deal The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is concerning for the Canadian economy. There is a heavy reliance on the US buying Canada’s exports and the NAFTA agrrement has proved very beneficial to Canada. Donald Trump has however called the arrangement the worst trade deal in history and thinks the US […]

Canadian Dollar remains vulnerable due to NAFTA talks (Daniel Johnson)

Trumps demands are unrealistic in regards to NAFTA The Canadian Dollar lost ground against the majority of major currencies recently following poor retail sales and inflation data. There is also the matter of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Donald Trump feels that the current agreement is not beneficial enough for […]

Canadian Dollar suffers despite rate hike (Daniel Johnson)

NAFTA is a cause for concern for CAD The Bank of Canada (BOC) decided raise rates last week after positive economic data, particularly unemployment, which plunged to the lowest levels in forty years. Common belief would be to assume a rate hike means a stronger currency, this is not always the case. The market moves […]

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  […]

NAFTA Breakdown threatens the Canadian Dollar? (Daniel Johnson)

NAFTA Negotiations are set to be problematic. The North American Free Trade agreement is key to the health of the Canadian economy. The agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico is under threat as US President , Donald Trump feels the deal is nowhere near as beneficial as it should be to the US. Canada […]

NAFTA troubles threaten CAD (Daniel Johnson)

NAFTA Renegotiation is a long term threat to CAD. The Canadian dollar could be in for a turbulent year and I think the main cause for concern for Canadian Dollar seller is the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Donald Trump is currently very unhappy with the current agreement and feels it should […]

Potential for further falls for CAD? (Daniel Johnson)

Trump threatens to dismantle NAFTA agreement Donald Trump has stated he feels the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is nowhere near as beneficial to the US as it should. Renegotiations began on 16th August and hopes were to have them concluded by the end of the year. It now looks as though talks could continue […]

NAFTA breakdown has potential to weaken CAD (Daniel Johnson)

Trump plays hard ball on new NAFTA deal Donald Trump has decided to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which has been in operation for over twenty- three years. Trump believes Mexico and Canada have benefited from the agreement, but hasn’t been as lucrative as it should be for the United states. Trump […]

Where next for CAD? (Daniel Johnson)

Could we see further gains for CAD? The Canadian dollar has performed well at the start of November, dropping as low as 1.65 against Sterling. Although there are worries surrounding trade between the US and Canada (the US is Canada’s biggest trade partner)  I am still of the opinion there could be further losses for […]

Trump threatens to leave NAFTA (Daniel Johnson)

 NAFTA collapse a possibility There are worries for the Canadian Dollar at present caused by the potential for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to disintegrate. President Trump has stated that there is the possibility the US could drop out of the trade deal if there is not agreement in hard-line proposals on Canada […]