Category Archives: Canadian Economic data

CAD rallies against the US dollar

Over the last 48 hours the Canadian dollar has been performing well against the US dollar as oil prices have rallied. Oil is Canada’s largest export and the trend is for the Canadian dollar to perform well when oil prices are on the way up. The price of US crude oil has reached $58 a […]

Could the Pound hit 1.70 vs the Canadian Dollar? (Tom Holian)

Sterling vs the Canadian Dollar is now trading close to its best level to buy Canadian Dollars since early November following the release of today’s Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond. The Pound has been making progress towards 1.70 but has not yet been able to make a sustained berate of this level highlighting the […]

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 […]

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 […]

GBPCAD exchange rates forecast

At present GBPCAD exchange rates are being dictated by events in the UK. The spotlight is certainly shining on UK Prime Minister Theresa May as reports were leaked 5 days ago suggesting 40 Conservative MPs plan to  sign a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister. For this to materialise there will need to be […]

Will GBPCAD rise back above 1.70?

The ability to buy Canadian dollars above 1.70 two weeks ago was an opportunity we did describe as well worth capitalising on. There is an overall belief that the pound will continue to display signs of weakness and the economic conditions are more supportive for the Canadian currency. I stand by these sentiments and whilst […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will GBPCAD hit 1.70 again?

GBPCAD hit 1.70 ten days ago presenting some of the best rates to buy Canadian dollars with pounds since June.  This is great opportunity considering the outlook for the pound remains very uncertain, Stephen Poloz is the Governor of the Bank of Canada and whilst he has been gently weakening the Loonie lately, the currency […]