Category Archives: Forecast for the Week

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 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 […]

Oil price drop leads to further weakness for the Canadian Dollar (Daniel Wright)

The Canadian Dollar dropped off a little in trading yesterday, as investors and speculators dropped off some of their bullish bets (in favour of Canadian Dollar strength) due to the drop off in oil prices witnessed yesterday afternoon. At one point oil prices were down by 2% and although the tight link between the Canadian […]

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 […]

Could the Pound make further gains vs the Canadian Dollar? (Tom Holian)

Sterling vs the Canadian Dollar has had a strong period towards the end of the week with UK economic data all coming out a lot better than expected which has helped to see the Pound make gains vs the Canadian Dollar. We began Friday morning with stronger than expected UK Industrial & Manufacturing data which […]

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 […]

GBPCAD hits 1.70!

The pound to Canadian dollar rate has risen to 1.70 as investors gently stepped back from a slightly less hawkish BoC (Bank of Canada) yesterday. With no further hike as expected and a less strong commentary around the pursuit of further hikes the Loonie slipped in afternoon trading. This process had already been given a […]